60 suspected cultists have on Wednesday been arranged by the police before the Chief Magistrates’ Court, Yaba.
The suspects were arraigned before Adeola Adedayo, a Chief Magistrate, while slammed with a 13-count charge of conspiracy, murder, cultism, unlawful possession of firearms and breach of public peace under the new Lagos State Anti Cultism Law, 2021 and Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed this.
The statement said:“The Commissioner of Police had coordinated some raids and operations around the state, especially, in the Ikorodu Division of Lagos State to go after cultists and hoodlums who have been terrorising the entire state and bring them to book.
“The police boss confirmed that the new law is a blessing and catalyst to eradicate cultism across the length and breadth of the state as the law caters for many loopholes in the previous laws pertaining to cult-related matters in the state. He further appreciated the Government and the good people of Lagos State for making the law a reality that is now applicable in the state.
“CP Hakeem Odumosu, therefore, charged the Divisional Police Officers and commanders of operational units to be on their toes and make sure that the state is rid of cultism and other social vices since the command enjoys the enabling platform and framework to operate and discharge its duties as expected.”