Police raid Agege, arrest 22 for robbery, cultism
Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested 22 teenagers for robbery, stealing and cultism.
The teenagers, amongst whom were four females, were arrested for alleged involvement in separate incidents of robbery, stealing and cultism around Agege and its environs.
The two leaders of the first gang, which consist of eight members, were arrested last Thursday, in Mulero area of Agege for assault and robbing one Aladegbo Abidemi with an axe, and snatching her Blackberry Z10.
The second gang, consisting of 10 male and four females, were picked-up at Abattoir on Monday about 02:35 am, after three of them had earlier been arrested in Computer Village, Ikeja, for stealing mobile phones.
It was gathered that the trio entered a phone stall and pretended they wanted to buy a phone. They walked out again after inspecting the phone only for the stall owner to realise that two phones were missing. They were however later caught.
It was learnt that during interrogation at the RRS’ headquarters, three of them owned up to be members of Eiye Confraternity.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest of the teenagers.