The Lagos Police Command has said its men have arrested over 75 members of Omeiji cult group in the state.
Parading the suspects, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, said the Commissioner of Police (CP), Edgal Imohimi, had directed him and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to raid all criminal hideouts and black-spots across the state.
He said: “We have arrested the most wanted Indian hemp dealer, who coincidentally is the leader of Omeiji boys cult group, Franklin.
“He has been on the wanted list of the police. The Saturday raid of the criminal hideouts paid off as Franklin and his second in command were picked up with bags of Indian hemp.
“Franklin has confessed that he was the owner of the weed and that he used to supply the evil weed to his customers at Mushin, Ojuelegba, Fadeyi and Idi-Oro among other places,” he said.
He said the raid was to make sure that criminal elements were not allowed the opportunity to plan and execute their nefarious activities, especially in the ember months.
He said the raid was a continuous exercise and listed other areas to be raided to include Egbe-Idimu, Iyana-Ipaja (Abule-Oki & Car-wash), Ikotun, Mushin, Bariga, Apapa, Orile-Agege, Ajegunle, Ikorodu, Lagos-Island, Oshodi, Pen-cinema, Berger, Oyingbo, Mile 2, Fadeyi and Ojuelegba.
Egbeyemi said aside robbery and gangsterism, the hoodlums also destroyed government property.
He added that government would not fold its arms and watch criminals destroy huge investment and infrastructural development across the state.