The Lagos State Police Command have arrested eight young men along some female cultists during their initiation into the One Million Boys confraternity.
Spokesperson for the command, Bala Elkana, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday, Sahara Reporters reports.
He said operatives of Operation Crush from Ilemba Hausa Police Station arrested boys between the ages of 18 and 23, and recovered some weapons including local charms from them.
Some other times recovered from the cultists are three sharp cutlasses, a fetish calabash with dangerous ‘juju’ and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
The statement reads,
“The suspects were arrested at No.15 Alado Street, Shibiri, where they were being initiated into the cult group by one Yusuf Abu, who is 20 years old.
“Those arrested are Sunday Gabriel ‘m’ aged 20 year, Rilwan Dauda ‘m’ 18 years, Mohammed Sikiru 23 years, Oladimeji Abayomi ‘m’ aged 18 years, Rasheed Alabi ‘m’ aged 20 years, Habeeb Idowu ‘m’ aged 18 years, Olaiya Bisola ‘f’ aged 18 years, and Hazzan Hawawu ‘f’ aged 19 years.
“Three cutlasses, a calabash with charms and weed suspected to be hemp were recovered from them. Suspects were charged to court and remanded in prison custody.”