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    Thursday, 3 October 2013

    3 suspected cultists, 1 fake police officer arrested in Lagos


    By Emmanuel Udom

    For Ben Okon, an indigene of Uyo in Akwa Ibom state, Wednesday, October 2, this year, is pay back time. He was paraded before newsmen for allegedly claiming to be a mobile police officer, when in fact he is a man-o-war member.
    Damasus Ozoani, deputy police public relations, Lagos state police command said that four persons, including a fake police Constable parading himself before members of the public as officer.

    Ozoani said that the 28-year-old fake police was arrested at Iyana-Ipaja in Alimosho Council Area of the State while putting on Man O War uniform with police barge on the shoulders.

    ``He has been parading himself as genuine police Constable. He put on Man O war uniform with Mopol 20 police barge on his shoulders.
    Some police officers detected this and arrested him.
    ``As soon as he was arrested, he swallowed the fake police identity card he was holding. He confessed he was a security guard in one hotel at Omole Estate.

    ``He claimed that he bought the police barge from an undisclosed person he met in a beer parlour,’’ he said.

    However Seyi Adewunmi, (26) Bokokimi Idowu, (29) and Olawale Odusote were also arrested by the police in connection with  allege cult activities.
    The deputy spokesman said that three other suspects were arrested for allegedly involving in cult activities in Epe area of Lagos, where dangerous weapons were freely used during a fight between two groups.

    Ozoani said that one of the suspects, a National Diploma 2 Business Administration student from the Lagos State Polytechnic, allegedly claimed to belong to Black Axe confraternity.

    He said that the Black Axe group had a clash with Eiye confraternity at Asarodeen area of Epe over an undisclosed matter.

    The spokesman said that two live cartridges were recovered from the suspects, while others escaped.
    Our reporter reports that various wounds suspected to be machete cuts were observed on the body of one of the suspects. Ozoani said that all the suspects would be charge to court soon.

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