Police arrest 14 suspected cult members

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday arrested 14 suspected cult members for allegedly terrorising Mushin residence.

The command’s spokesperson, Patricia Amadin, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), in a statement said the suspects were arrested on Monday at Mushin Area of Lagos.
“In a bid to make good its promise to chase out armed robbers and cultists from the state, the command has smashed a notorious robbery/cultist group.
“This group has continuously unleashed terror on the residents of Mushin and Idi-Oro Areas of Lagos,” she stated.
According the statement, the command swooped in on the gang and arrested 14 members, following a tip off.
Mr Fatai Owoseni, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police,

Mr Fatai Owoseni, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police,

It stated that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, urged the people of Lagos to be calm and continue to furnish the police with useful information.

Owoseni also warned all cult members and robbers to desist, saying the police would employ all legal means to deal with them, their sponsors and benefactors.
He added that unless the group desists from its nefarious activities, there shall be no hiding place for them.
In a related development, the Police and State Security Service (SSS) have warned members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) against creating chaos in the state over leadership crisis.
The warning came on the premise that leadership of the union had been sacked by the national body.
At a meeting with NURTW Lagos Chairman Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, the security chiefs urged those trying to cause trouble to desist.
Owoseni, who was represented by Mr Babatunde Kokumo, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, said that the command was not interested in the affairs of the union but security of lives and property in the state.
“Our main preoccupation is to maintain law and order, so, we are ready to deal with anybody trying to cause confusion in the state.
“Your union is very important to us in that we need information from you to combat crimes.
“We are focusing on intelligence gathering, hence we need your support,” he said.
Agbede described as rumour the dissolution of state councils by the national body.
“This is to inform you that all the zonal, state councils, branches and unit executives remain intact. l am using this opportunity to tell you to disregard the rumour,” he added.
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