11 secondary school students arrested for cultism

Posted by News Express | 18 September 2017 | 2,919 times

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The Police and some members of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) have arrested 11 secondary school students suspected to be cultists terrorising members of the public with dangerous weapons.

The Divisional Police Officer of Olosan Police Station, CSP Adekunle Omisankin, who confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, said all the suspects belonged to the “Gang Star” cult.

Omisankin said the suspects claimed to have been in existence since 2013 operating as students, stressing that they were between 17 and 18 years old.

“One student-suspect was brought to our station by LNSC on Friday. Our investigation led to the arrest of 10 other students, including a female student,” Omisankin revealed.

LNSC spokesman, Mr Adewale Afolabi said that they had also arrested a Junior Secondary School 3 student, who was allegedly terrorising members of the public with dangerous weapons such as knives and machetes.

Afolabi said that the suspect, who resides in Mushin, was alleged to be a student of a secondary school in Igbo Owu, Kwara State.

“The LNSC operational team arrested the suspect following intelligence information from the public.

“He confessed to the crime and also exposed his 16-member gang by giving their names and their hideouts to the LNSC," Afolabi stated.

He said that the suspect had been transferred to the Olosan Police Station, Mushin for further investigation. (NAN)

Source: News Express

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