Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of eight suspected cultists. Among those arrested is a female. She was being initiated into a dreaded cult group called “One Million Boys”.
A statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana said they were arrested on Thursday by operatives of Operation Crush from Ilemba Hausa Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Kazeem Abonde, acting on credible Intelligence.
He disclosed that the suspected members of One Million Boys Confraternity who were picked up during initiation ritual had seven young men. He said the suspects were arrested at No.15 Alado Street Shibiri where at the point of initiation led by one Yusuf Abu, 20.
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.
According to Elkana, three sharp cutlasses, a fetish calabash with dangerous ‘juju’ and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from them, adding that suspects were charged to Court and remanded in prison custody.