Lagos State Police Command, Operation Crush operatives, have arrested eight suspected cultists during their initiation into ‘One Million Boys’ cult group.
The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, in a press statement on Sunday, said that various dangerous weapons and fetitious charms were recovered from the suspects.
He said, “On Aug. 15 at about 7: 30 p.m., operatives of Operation Crush from Ilemba Hausa Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Kazeem Abonde, and acting on credible Intelligence, arrested eight suspected members of ‘One Million Boys’ confraternity during their initiation.
“The suspects were arrested at No.15, Alado St., Shibiri in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State where they were being initiated into the cult by one Yusuf Abu; 20.
Naming the arrested suspects he said, “Those arrested are: Sunday Gabriel, 20, Rilwan Dauda, 18, Mohammed Sikiru, 23, Oladimeji Abayomi, 18, Rasheed Alabi, 20, Habeeb Idowu, 18, Olaiya Bisola, 18, and Hazzan Hawawu, 19.
“Three sharp cutlasses, a fetish calabash with dangerous substances suspected to be ‘ Juju’ and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from them”, he said.
“The operatives of the Special Anti p-Robbery Squad (SARS) have taken over the case and had launched a manhunt for the three fleeing suspects. Investigation is still ongoing”, he said.
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