Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command in the Alakuko area of the state have arrested a 14-year-old suspected cultist, Jubril Olayinka.
Arrested alongside him are his teenage colleagues, 18-year-old Tosin Balogun, 15-year-old Sunday Dare, and 15-year-old Sani Babatunde.
The suspects were said to have come from Ogun State to carry out a reprisal attack on members of a rival cult at Junior Secondary Schools, Akinyele, Alakuko.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement, said Balogun and Olayinka are students of Odewale Community High School Ijoko Ogun State, while Babatunde is a student of Tunik International School, Dalemo Alakuko. He said Dare is a tailoring apprentice at Alakuko.
“The Police operatives had got winds of the planned reprisal attacks on their rivals in the school and raced to the scene immediately the suspects arrived to cause pandemonium and attack their targets.
“Items like cutlasses, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and assorted charms were recovered from them,” Adejobi said.
He further said,
“The police boss reiterated his commitment to eradicating cult related crises and other forms of criminality in Lagos State; and making the state very hot for the survival and operations of any cult or armed robbery group in the state,” the PPRO stated.