The Lagos State Police Command on Monday said 19 suspected cultists have been arrested in the cult-related clash that occurred at Alakuko area of the State.
Commissioner for Police, Hakeem Odumosu confirmed the arrest on Monday, while reacting to the ongoing cult related fracas at Alakuko, Dalemo and Kola areas of the state.
He listed items recovered from them to include dangerous weapons, assorted charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
Odumosu set the record straight that the intelligence at the command’s disposal revealed that the hoodlums came from Otta axis of Ogun State to lay siege on the affected border communities on cult related crises and that the command has been repelling them.
He said the command has deployed additional police personnel, including Police Mobile Force, to curtail the hoodlums; and restored normalcy to the crises affected communities.
Odumosu also directed that the arrested suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet Investigation.
He, however, called on the community leaders in the areas to support the police in combating the crises and getting rid of the bad boys and their antics in their respective areas and in the state at large.
Odumosu assured that the command was working assiduously with the Ogun State Police Command to decimate the activities of the hoodlums and cultists in the border areas and towns across the state.
Meanwhile, the commissioner has renewed his vow to suppress any act of lawlessness and hooliganism across the length and breadth of Lagos State.
The police boss made the assertion on Monday while addressing and deliberating on security issues with the Area Commanders and Police Mobile Force Commanders in Lagos State.
The meeting centred on the general security and public safety of Lagos State as the command has recorded some acts of lawlessness in some areas of the state.
He warned motorcycle operators, commercial drivers and Lagosians in general to respect the laws of the state and desist from attacking police personnel and other security operatives who are enforcing the Lagos State Traffic Regulations and COVID-19 safety protocols.
He emphasised that the command would continue to discharge its duties without fair or favour.