The Police on Sunday said 11 suspected cultists arrested for terrorising residents of Badagry were undergoing interrogation ahead of being charged to court.
The News Agency of Nigeria learnt that the suspects, believed to be members of a group known as “one million-boys’’, were apprehended while trying to rob residents of Toga area of Badagry.
The suspects, who claimed to be students, were arrested by vigilante youth in the area on Friday and the timely arrival of the police prevented them from being lynched by an angry mob.
The police apprehended the 11 suspects and took them to the Badagry Police Station.
A police source said that the suspects would be properly interrogated and the culpable ones among them would be charged.
“These suspects are claiming to be students, not robbers, so we are going to interrogate them properly to get to the bottom of the matter.
“Those of them we find culpable would be charged; we would make sure that we rid this area of hoodlums because Badagry is known to be a peaceful place and we intend to maintain that.
“People must learn not to take laws into their hands, but always report suspected cases to the police,’’ the source said.
Residents in the Ajara, Ibereko, Topo and Aradagun areas of Badagry, in the past two weeks, have being living in fear due to the activities of the group.