CULTISM: Nigeria Police Arrest Three Teenagers Bearing Dangerous Weapons in Lagos State
On Saturday, the Police Command in Lagos State reported the apprehension of three teenagers suspected of engaging in cult activities. SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Command’s spokesperson, announced the arrest via his official Twitter account, @benHundeyin, but did not reveal the identities of the suspects because they are minors. Hundeyin confirmed that the teenagers were apprehended in Ojo, a neighborhood in Lagos. The Iba Division police officers took the suspects into custody and found dangerous weapons in their possession during the arrest. Hundeyin expressed concern over the growing trend of teenagers’ involvement in cultism and referenced the anti-cultism Act, which prescribes a 21-year jail term for individuals found guilty of being members of a cult or unlawful society. The punishment, he noted, also extends to those who attend meetings of such groups.