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Female Cultist, 7 Others Arrested During Initiation

Lagos State Police Command on Sunday said eight suspected cultists, including a female have been arrested.

It said the cultists were apprehended during their initiation into a dread cult group, called ‘One Million Boys.’

They are Sunday Gabriel, 20; Rilwan Dauda, 18; Mohammed Sikiru, 23; Oladimeji Abayomi, 18; Rasheed Alabi, 20; Habeeb Idowu, 18; Olaiya Bisola, 18 and Hazzan Hawawu, 19.

A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana said, they were arrested on Thursday by operatives of Operation Crush from Ilemba Hausa Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Kazeem Abonde.

According to him, the suspects were arrested at No.15 Alado Street Shibiri where they were being initiated into the cult group by one Yusuf Abu, 20.

Elkana said, three sharp cutlasses, a fetish calabash with dangerous ‘juju’ and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from them.

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