Police Arrest 24 Suspected Cultists In Oshodi


Lagos state police command have arrested 24 suspected members of the ‘Awawa Boys’ and Eiye confraternity, at Mosafejor in the Oshodi area of Lagos Stat

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Bala Elkana says the suspects who are responsible for a series of traffic robberies and violent crimes within Oshodi and environs, were apprehended on November 28th by operatives of the Special Strike Force tackling the menace of cultism, gangsterism, traffic robbery, and street violence among other social vices in the state.

Meanwhile, the Bariga Police Station says they received a complaint on Friday last week that a 22-year-old man, Amusa Hammed, defiled a 17-year-old-girl.

The PPRO explained that the victim was taken to a medical centre in Ikeja for treatment and forensic examination.

According to him, the medical report revealed that the victim was pregnant but had an abortion.

“The suspect was arrested by detectives from the Family Support Unit and he confessed to the commission of the crime.

“The Nurse who helped him in procuring the abortion was identified. Detectives are on her trail,” the statement said.

Elkana said the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspect be charged to court.


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