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Cultist Apprehended Police arrest 16-year-old killer

According to the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, members of Okengbenro's gang are being hunted.

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Cultism has become a major headache for Nigerian security forces

The Lagos Sate Police Command have arrested a 16-year-old cultist named Rilwan Okegbenro, for killing a 22-year-old man, Olawale Adebayo.

According to reports, Okengbenro, along with two gang members killed Adebayo behind a bank on Sagamu Road in Ikorodu.

Narrating how he committed the murder of the victim, Okegbenro said, “Two others, who are on the run, and I attacked the man behind a bank on Sagamu Road in the Ikorodu area."

"It was a Wednesday. We trailed him and my gang killed him. The man used to live at Imosun Close, Ikorodu.”

SP Dolapo Badmos, the Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed Okegbenro’s arrest. She also informed reporters that the police are on the look-out for fleeing gang members.

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 “The raid was carried out on black spots in the Ikorodu area. In the process, Okegbenro, of no fixed address, was arrested."

"He has confessed to being a cult member and to have also participated in the killing of one Olawale Adebayo."

“The command has launched a manhunt for his fleeing accomplices – Ahmed and Taoreed. Investigation is still ongoing. The state command will continue to clamp down on criminals to make the state a safe place.”

He was apprehended through a joint effort of the police and a vigilante group, which arrested 18 crime suspects in total.

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