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Police arrest suspected cultist, traffic robbers in Lagos

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Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command attached to Area ‘D’ Command, Mushin, have arrested a suspected notorious cultist terrorising the area.

It was gathered that the operatives, on May 17, 2021, arrested one Nwugo Oforuike, 30, a member of a cult group who hails from Imo State, with one locally-made pistol, one live cartridge, one car key, one Infinix Hot 8 light phone, one neck chain and one iron rod.

In the same vein, the police operatives attached to Ojo Division of the Lagos State Police Command, on same day around 6.am, arrested a suspected serial house breaker, Marcus Ikechukwu, 34, of Karabosowa, Ojo, Alaba, Lagos, who had been terrorising and breaking into people’s houses at Ikotun, Igando, Surulere and other places within the state.

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According to Lagos State police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, “The police team on patrol at Alaba International Market, Lagos, intercepted one green T4 bus and upon search, some suspected stolen items were recovered. The items included one large cutter for breaking into houses and three big generators.

“The suspect has confessed to the crime that he has broken into many houses in Surulere, Igando and Ikotun areas of Lagos State.

“Similarly, the same police operatives attached to Ojo Division on May 17, 2021, at around 10.30pm, arrested two suspected traffic robbery suspects/house breakers at Tiv yam market, off Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Alaba Rago, Ojo Lagos.

“The suspects are Abdulkareem Hamzat, 24, of old NEPA Road, Alaba Rago, Ojo and Nura Adamu, 20, of Karabosowa, Ojo, Lagos. They were caught in possession of two dagger knives, giant cutter, one cutlass, catapult and some weeds suspected to be cannabis,” Adejobi said.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspects be handed over to the command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for proper investigation.

He further appealed to the public to beware and keep watch against strange faces in their communities and relate closely with their divisional police officers and local vigilantes to curb crimes and criminality in the state.

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