The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement Unit) has apprehended a suspected cult leader, Sanju Agbabiaka, who is nick named 120. He was arrested along side his members who are 34 in number. The cult members were arrested during an initiation of new members in Akala Mushin area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that the task force team also nabbed 87 alleged miscreants said to be perpetrating crimes in the community during a raid on Friday.
One of the cult suspects, 17-year-old Godwin Okpeye, spoke to news men saying he was lured into the group in September 2016and they have been involved in different criminal activities, adding that he was released from the Lagos State Remand Home, Oregun, on February 18, 2017, after he and his friends were arrested during a robbery operation.
He said, “My friend and I were sent to the Lagos State Remand Home, Oregun, by a magistrate after we broke into a shop and stole a 32-inch Plasma television and seven laptops in Ikorodu.” Tobi Atewogbola,who is another suspect aged 20 was arrested at Idi-Oro around 2am, said he belonged to a three-man gang that specialised in snatching valuables from people in Oshodi.
Taofiq Adebayo,the spokeperson of the task force said, said the suspects had been charged to court on the order of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni.
Adebayo said, “The Chairman of the task force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, said the operation was sequel to reports from residents, complaining that they could no longer sleep with their two eyes closed due to criminal activities in the areas.
“About 35 cult members were arrested along with their gang leader, Sanju Agbabiaka, aka 120, at midnight while they were recruiting new members into their group called Omije Boys.”
“The 15 arrested teenagers were ordered to be taken to Lagos Remand Home, while other suspects were charged before Magistrate Ojuromi Tosin and Magistrate Patrick Uwaka of the Lagos State Special Offences Court at Oshodi,” Adebayo added.
( Punch Nigeria )