Detectives of Badagry Division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two suspected cultists, Sodiq Muftau, aka Mainama, 30 and Surakat Toheeb, aka Elewedu,29, for illegal possession of firearm.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, October 2, said the suspects were arrested in Badagry at about 6:pm on Friday, September 23, when policemen on routine patrol noticed their suspicious movement within Ajara community.
According to the PPRO, other members of the gang took to their heels upon sighting the police officers.
“After a thorough search of the suspects, a locally made double-barrelled pistol,nine live cartridges, charms and weed suspected to be indian hemp were found in their possession,” he stated.
“Investigation revealed that the suspects are members of Eiye Confraternity in Badagry and environs.
“Effort is in place to unravel more details about their activities and source of the firearm. Suspects would be arraigned at the conclusion of investigation.” he added.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, while commending the detectives for a job well done, charged officers and men of the Command to redouble efforts towards sustainingthe safety and security existing in the state.