The Lagos state Police command and the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) have arrested a teenager, Afolabi Omotoyosi, and 16 others for alleged cultism related offences in Mushin.
The Junior Secondary School (JSS III) pupil, Omotoyosi, was alleged to be the leader of a cult group.
He was said to have been armed with cutlasses and knives during his arrest on Saturday and was believed to be preparing to attack residents.
Omotoyosi’s confession, security agents said, led to the clampdown of the others on Sunday.
According to LNSC’s spokesman, Olawale Afolabi, the teenager confessed to being the gang leader, adding that he committed thuggery, bullying of other school children and residents.
Afolabi said the other suspects including a lady, were being interrogated by the police.