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Police nab nine suspected cult leaders in Imota

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Operatives of Operation Crush attached to the Lagos State police command have arrested nine suspected cult ringleaders in Imota, outskirts of Ikorodu.

Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, who made the disclosure, noted that the arrested cultists who were nightmare to residents of Imota had been on the wanted list of the command.

According to Elkana, “On September 6, at about 9:00p.m., Imota Police Station received an information from a reliable source that some cultists on police wanted list were sighted in Igbalu community. Operatives of Operation Crush attached to the division were promptly deployed to the area.

“Two suspects, namely Emmanuel Chinonso, aged 21 and Thomas Israel, aged 20 were arrested. Items recovered from them include, two battle axe, knife and one berret belonging to Eiye confraternity.  The suspects confessed that they are key leaders of the confraternity and that their gang is responsible for series of violent attacks recorded in Imota.

“In a follow-up investigation, seven additional suspects were arrested between September 6 and 8. They are Ariyo Omonuga, 25, Oyerinde Omoniyi, 23, Adelaja Opeyemi, 28, Hassan Babatunde, 26, Sodiq Babatunde, 24, Sodiq Oladire, 22 and Shakiru Liasu, 18. Investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to court.

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