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Eight arrested during initiation into One Million Boys

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Eight arrested during initiation into One Million Boys

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested eight suspected cultists in the Ojo Local Government Area of the state.

The suspected cultists include Sunday Gabriel, 20, of No. 7 Owode Baba Water Street, Shibiri; Rilwan Dauda, 18, of Ogbokwo Street, Ajegunle; Mohammed Sikiru, 23, of No. 15 Kareem Street, Shibiri; and Oladimeji Abayomi, 18, of No. 6 Baale Street, Shibiri.

Others are Rasheed Alabi, 20, of No. 49 Bunmi Ajakaye Street, Shibiri; Habeeb Idowu, 18, of No. 6 Baale Street, Shibiri; Bisola Olaiya, 18, of No. 6 Mosalasi Street, Shibiri; and Hawawu Hazzan, 19, of Zone 6, Orisa Street, Imude

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The men of the Operation Crush, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Ilemba Hausa Police Station, CSP Kazeem Abonde, apprehended the suspects at No. 15 Alado Street, Shibiri, where they were being initiated into the One Million Boys by one Yusuf Abu, 20.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Sunday that the police recovered three sharp cutlasses, a fetish calabash with dangerous charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp from the suspects, who had been charged.

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Elkana stated, “On August 15, 2019, around 6.30pm, acting on credible intelligence, operatives of the Operation Crush from the Ilemba Hausa Police Station, led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Kazeem Abonde, arrested eight suspected members of the One Million Boys Confraternity during an initiation.

“The suspects were arrested at No. 15 Alado Street, Shibiri, where they were being initiated into the cult by one Yusuf Abu, 20.

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“The police also recovered three sharp cutlasses, a fetish calabash with dangerous charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp from the suspects. They were charged and remanded in prison custody.”