The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested seven suspected cult members and seized some dangerous weapons from them.
The command disclosed this in a statement by its spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Monday in Lagos.
Adejobi said that operatives from Morogbo Police Division arrested the suspects on Sunday, after receiving information that some men suspected to be cult members were meeting at a hotel in Morogbo.
He said that the suspects were arrested with a locally made pistol, two live cartridges, one axe and assorted charms.
Adejobi said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered that the case should be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for investigation.
He said that the CP reiterated the command’s commitment to tackling cultism and all sorts of crime in the state.
“The CP calls on all residents to join hands with the police to improve on the already established security architecture of the state,” he added.
In another development, police operatives attached to Ipakodo Division, Ikorodu, on June 7 arrested a man, Kayode Adeyanju, 45, for allegedly defiling his 14-year-old daughter.
The spokesman said that the girl reported the case at Ipakodo Police Station on June 7.
Adejobi said that the CP also ordered that the case be transferred to the Gender Unit of the Command for further investigation.