No fewer than 120 youths on Wednesday renounced membership of different
cult groups and surrendered their weapons on Wednesday at Imota in
Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The renunciation by the cultists followed recent violent clash between rival cult gangs which claimed three lives in the area.
Addressing the repented cultists, Lagos State Commissioner of Police
(CP), Imohimi Edgar said that their voluntary renuncement would be
accompanied by vocational training to enable them acquire new skills.
“When I assumed duty as Commissioner of Police in Lagos, I discovered
that cultism and drug abuse are the most challenging crimes.
“The important thing is that the process whereby youths are now
willingly renouncing cultism to take up vocational skills have started.
“The vocational job is to be instituted by the council chairman, the lawmaker and other stakeholders in Imota.
“We want a 24-hours economic and nightlife in Lagos,” Edgar said.
He said that the police would obtain data of all the repented cultists
so as to monitor their activities for the safety of lives and property
in the area.