Police Arrest 7 High Ranking Cultists in Lagos

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Adegoke Fayoade, has revealed that about seven high ranking cultists were arrested in Ikorodu area of the state.

Fayoade, who confirmed the arrest during his interaction with the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) at the state’s command headquarters on Thursday said the arrests were carried out within five days.

According to him, three suspects were arrested on Tuesday, while four were arrested on Thursday at different parts of Ikorodu, following intelligence.

The commissioner assured residents of the state that he would tackle cultism, robbery and kidnapping headlong.

Fayoade, who solicited the support of CRAN members, stressed that media practitioners were part of his “eyes and ears” in getting feedback and other information.

He said he was also partnering with the judiciary with a view to ensuring that arrested criminals were kept away for a long time.

The police boss said he would be transparent in his operations, stressing that no officer would be covered up for any wrongdoing.

According to Fayoade, he would always ensure that his officers and men carried out their duties professionally, requesting members of the public to give him information on any unprofessional conduct from them.

He called on all Divisional Police Officers to ensure they made their stations conducive for reports or complaints when necessary.