The Lagos State Police Command’s operation crush has apprehended thirty nine suspected cultists and recovered firearms.
The spokesperson of the Command, DSP Bala Elkana, narrating how the arrests were made said that it’s operatives acted on credible intelligence and that the Operation Crush teams attached to Bariga Police Station, led by the Divisional Police Officer raided a cultists hideouts at Bariga.
The operations which lasted for exactly 3hours, 10minutes, succeeded in apprehending one Danjuma Bala a notorious cultist and eighteen other members of his gang within ages 20 and 45.
“In a follow up operations on 15th June, 2019 from 5.30pm to 10.11pm twelve additional suspects were arrested. They are within ages 23 and 32”
“On 12th June, 2019 at about 3.00am, Operatives of Operation Crush from the Anti Cultism Unit, led by the OC Anti Cultism, CSP Frank Nelson stormed cultists hideouts at Oshodi where one Ayuba Balogun, a cult leader and three members of his gang were arrested” Elkana stated.
Further, he said that two automatic guns were recovered from them and that investigation led the team to Mangoro area, Dopemu, Agege at about 7.00am, where one Segun Moyo and one other member of their gang were arrested. One JOJEFF Pump Action Gun was recovered.
In the same vein, Operation Crush from Marogbo Police Station, led by the Divisional Police Officer arrested two cult leaders namely, Enahoro Ifon and Sunday Oti, in their hideout along Badagry Expressway and four locally made Pistols were recovered from them.
The suspects confessed to belong to ‘Eiye’ and ‘Aiye’ confraternities and they would be charged to Court.