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Suspects who seized AK-47 from police apprehended in Lagos

The Lagos Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a gang of suspected cultists allegedly responsible for a series of killings in the state.

Commissioner of Police, Fayoade Adegoke said operatives also apprehended some suspects who snatched an AK 47 rifle from a police officer.

While parading the suspected cult members at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Wednesday, Adegoke disclosed that the command also recovered several ammunition.

He said; “One Toheeb Oyekunle ‘m’, Victor Jimoh ‘m’, Samuel Okanlawon ’m’, Segun Babatunde ‘m’, Pelumi Ajuloye ‘m’, Mohammed Ibrahim ‘m’ and Bello Ahmed ‘m’ in connection with the invasion that took place at Iju Ishaga area of the state where the suspects snatched an AK-47 rifle from a police officer.

The suspects confessed to the crime and other criminal activities within Lagos and its environs. One cut-to-size AK47 was recovered from them.

On January 3, 2024, around 10:30 pm, wanted notorious and deadly cultists who were involved in a series of cult-related killings in Ijora Badia and its environs were traced to their hideout in Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos where the duo of Christian Obadiah ‘m’ aged 30 and Opeyemi Khadiri ‘m’ aged 30 were arrested.”

The command paraded 34 suspects for various crimes ranging from cultism, murder, armed robbery to unlawful possession of firearms.

Some of the items recovered included a toy pistol, 72 live cartridges, 75 live ammunition, one expended cartridge, one pistol magazine, six axes, four daggers, five cutlasses, two vehicles, one Point of Sale machine, fake vehicle registration plates and various charms.

The police commissioner who assumed office in December 2023, said all suspects will be charged to court after the conclusion of its investigation.

He pledged that he would “continue to do everything operationally possible to ensure that crime and criminality are brought to the barest minimum in the state.”