Police in the Ajah area of Lagos have nabbed two suspected cultists for illegal possession of arms.
According to the police report, the two men, Bada Bayo and Segun Ogundele who are both 45 years old, were arrested when their vehicle was stopped for a routine stop and search operation.
“Officers of Ajah division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Bada Bayo ‘m’ and Segun Ogundele ‘m’ both aged 45 along Budo Specialist Hospital road Ajah Lagos state,” the police statement read.
“The suspect were arrested after policemen on routine patrol flagged down their vehicle, an unregistered Mercedes saloon car for a search.”
The police report released by the Public Relations Officer of Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin also added that further investigation revealed the two men to be cultists.
“After a search of the suspects and vehicle, an English Beretta pistol with seven rounds of live ammunition was found in their possession. Investigation reveals that the suspects are cultists. Meanwhile further investigation is ongoing to unravel more details about the suspects, their activities and source of firearm. Suspect would be arraigned at the conclusion of investigation.”
The statement added, “the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc, once again assures residents of Lagos State of the unrelenting resolve of the Command to eradicate all forms of criminality in the state.”