23 arrested for robbing worshippers at Ramadan prayer

Twenty three suspected cult members, who attacked worshippers at a  programme in Oworonsoki area of Lagos State have been arrested by the police. Lagos Metro gathered that the suspects, had invaded the Lailatu Quadri prayer session, organised by a popular Islamic scholar, Alhaji Shehu and robbed some of the worshippers.

The programme, which took place at Papa Playing Ground in Oworonsoki had people from all parts of Lagos and neighbouring states in attendance . It was gathered that the hoodlums ,numbering over 40 and armed with knives and other dangerous weapons stormed the area and began to rob the worshippers. The hoodlums, who were suspected to be members of a notorious cult group in Oworonsoki dispossessed the worshippers of their mobile phones, ,money and other valuables.

A team of policemen, from the local divisional police station and the Rapid Response Squad(RRS), were immediately drafted to the area, leading to the arrest of some of the hoodlums .

A police source told Lagos Metro that “ the boys formed different groups and took strategic positions to harrass and rob people,who were coming and returning from the prayer.

The image maker in charge of the state police command,  Dolapo Badmos confirmed the arrest of twenty three of rue suspects to Lagos Metro. Badmos said  “at about 02 00 today ,during Alhaji Sheu’ s Laillatu Quadri prayer session ,which held at Papa Ptaying ground, Oworonsoki, a large number of boys,suspected to be cultists were fomenting trouble and dispossessing people oof their belongings  “ .