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Lagos: Suspected Cultist Apprehended, Weapon Recovered

A 23-year-old suspected cultist has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday and a firearm was recovered from him by the operatives, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the command’s Public Relations Officer disclosed, adding that the suspect’s accomplices were on the run.

“The suspect and his fellow suspected cultists stormed a Lagos residential estate to avenge an earlier attack on their members by a rival cult group.

“Estate residents rose and succeeded in apprehending the suspect with his firearm while the others escaped arrest,’’ Hundeyin stated.

He hailed residents of the estate for not taking the laws into their hands, and for promptly handing the suspect to the police.

He assured that the suspect would be arraigned at the conclusion of investigation.

In a similar news, the Kaduna State Police Command has arrested three suspected vandals with electricity aluminium cables in Saminaka town in Lere Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, made this disclosure to newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna.

Hassan said on Sunday, at about 4 am, the command received information concerning the theft from a low-cost housing area on Kafanchan Road, Saminaka town, that some unknown persons were seen with some electricity cables.

“Our patrol team was drafted to the area and the three suspects, who hail from the Ungwan Bawa area of the town, were promptly arrested,” he said.

According to him, the suspects were found with aluminium cables and cutlasses at the time of their arrest.

He explained that they confessed to cutting the cables from electricity poles erected along the Saminaka-Kafanchan road.

The police spokesman, who disclosed that Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, was promptly informed of the incident, said an investigation was still ongoing.

He added that the suspects would be charged in court upon the completion of the investigation.


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