Four teenagers who belonged to a cult group and who are students of a secondary school in Ogun State have been arrested by operatives of Lagos State Police Command after planning to launch reprisal attacks on some student-cultists in a secondary school in Lagos State, the command announced on Saturday, April 17.
The four teenagers, whose names were given as Tosin Balogun, aged 18 years; Sunday Dare, aged 15 years; Olayinka Jubril, aged 14 years; and Sani Ayomide Babatunde, aged 15 years, were said to be students of Odewale Community High School, Ijoko, Ogun State.
They were said to have planned to launch reprisal attacks on some teenagers who belong to another cult group and are students of Junior Secondary Schools, Akinyele, Alakuko, Lagos State, before they were arrested by operatives attached to the Alakuko Division of the command.
According to a statement by the state police command through its Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, on the Twitter handle of the command @LagosPoliceng, the teenagers were said to have to have been arrested when The police operatives got winds of the planned reprisal attacks and arrived the scene immediately the teenagers arrived to attack their targets.
During their arrest, the statement added that items like cuttlasses, substance suspected to be Indian hemp and assorted charms were recovered from them.
According to the statement: "Police operatives attached to Alakuko Division of the Lagos State Police Command, have arrested four student-cultists that came from Ogun State for reprisal attacks on rival student-cultists at the Junior Secondary Schools, Akinyele, Alakuko, Lagos State.
"Those arrested are Tosin Balogun, aged 18 years; Sunday Dare, aged 15 years; Olayinka Jubril, aged 14 years; and Sani Ayomide Babatunde, aged 15 years, and they were students of Odewale Community High School, Ijoko, Ogun State.
"The police operatives had got winds of the planned reprisal attacks on their rivals in the school and raced to the scene immediately the teenagers arrived to cause pandemonium and attack their targets.
"Items like cuttlasses, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and assorted charms were recovered from them.
"The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the students-cultists be moved to the command's Special Squad, Ikeja, for more investigation and possible arrest of other members of their cult group."
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