The Police in Lagos said, yesterday, that 150 suspected cultists and kidnappers were arrested in the last one year in Epe community.
CSP Adeyeri Sunday, Divisional Police Officer in Epe, disclosed this in an interview at Epe.
Sunday said the arrests were made between July 2017 and July 2018.
He added that the arrests were made in several locations in the locality, such as Okemagba area, Ita-Opo, Poka, Temu, Papa, Noforija, T-Junction, Aiyetoro and Lagos Road, among others.
According to Sunday, “these arrests were made in the suburbs of Epe and also within the town. Most of the suspects were either members of the Eiye, Aye or Buccaneers confraternities.
“Some kidnappers were also arrested alongside the suspected cultists. The suspected cultists perpetrated their evil activities in the bush, where they also recruit new members.
“These unholy acts are usually carried out at midnight, between 11p.m. and 2a.m. The kidnappers were arrested as they disguised to carry out their unholy acts.”
The DPO, however, commended the support of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the community.
His words: “The stakeholders made their arrests easier, as they supplied us with useful information that led to the hideouts of the suspected cultists and kidnappers.”
“I really appreciate their support because without that, it would not have been easy for us to effectively carry out our operations.”
Sunday also commended the technical and professional support of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal.
He assured the public of safe business activities in Epe and its environs, saying kidnappings and cult activities have been effectively tackled in Epe.