June 23, 2024

Cult initiation: Police arrest five, rescue victim

Cult initiation: Police arrest five, rescue victim

Babajide Williams

Operatives of Tolu Division of the Lagos State Command have arrested five suspected cultists, namely Peter Odumola, ‘m’, aged 19; Promise Benjamin, ‘m’, aged 20; Emmanuel Ikechuckwu, ‘m’, aged 19; Richards Adu, ‘m’, aged 18, and Abdullahi Nasiru ‘m’ aged 20.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on Monday, 10 July 2023, said the suspects were arrested on Sunday, July 9, 2023, around 0200hrs following receipt of a distress call concerning an ongoing forceful initiation happening in a hotel in the Ajegunle area of the state.

He said the victim was successfully rescued, adding that the suspects will be arraigned upon conclusion of investigations.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Idowu Owohunwa, charges Lagosians to promptly alert the police to suspicious happenings in their localities to further enable the police rid the state of crime and criminality.

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