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Lagos Police nabs 33 cultist over Shomolu clash

By News desk

Following the clash between suspected cultist that claimed two, the Lagos Police Command has arrested over 30 suspects armed with dangerous weapons in the state.

The suspects were arrested barely 24 hours after the clash resulted into murder of one Tobi Kuti and Mr. Samuel Geofrey, a staff of DTD Services, Apapa, who was caught in the web of the clash.

In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana, on Thursday, the Command has deployed more resources to the affected areas for manhunt of other fleeing members of the gangs.

“On 10th April, 2019 at about 11:30am, Onipanu Police Station received a distress call that members of rival cult groups from Alakara, Mushin and Onipanu, Shomolu, armed with dangerous weapons and engaged themselves in a fierce supremacy fight at Fadeyi, Onipanu, along Ikorodu road.

“During the scuffle, one Tobi Kuti ‘m’, suspected to be one of the hoodlums and one Samuel Geofrey ‘m’ of DTD Services, Apapa who was caught up in the web, were killed by the hoodlums.

“Patrol teams and Operatives of Tactical Units were promptly deployed to the scene, containing the situation and restored normalcy to the area.

“Thirty three suspects were arrested in connection with the incident and two locally made short guns with ten live cartridges and other dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, knives, etc were recovered.

“The Command has deployed more resources to the affected areas for manhunt of other fleeing members of the gangs. Investigation is ongoing.

“The Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, has urged Parents to monitor the activities of their children especially those who engage themselves in cult activities and gangsterism, as the command is duty bound to deal decisively with criminal elements in line with the law and protect the lives of the good people of Lagos State”, he added.

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