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Police arrest 15 over Ketu unrest, restore normalcy

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The Lagos State Police Command has restored normalcy to the Ikosi/Ketu area of Lagos State after a clash that occurred yesterday among suspected cult groups.

Operatives of the command, led by the commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Olayinka Egbeyemi, arrested 15 suspected cultists who turned the area into a war zone.

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According to the spokesman for the command, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrest, two locally made pistols, some live cartridges, and assorted charms were recovered from the suspects.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu, who had deployed policemen, including the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and a task force to the area to quench the crisis and restore normalcy to the area, ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, for investigation.

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“Preliminary investigation revealed that the crisis was connected to the revenue generation at the Ketu fruits market, and efforts are on to apprehend other fleeing members of the gangs that orchestrated a crisis in the area.

“The commissioner of police has, however, reiterated the command’s commitment to fighting crimes and criminality, especially cultism in the state.

“He stated that the command would harness all legitimate means to suppress cultists’ activities in the state,” he said.

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