Six Of Ten Youths Are Cultists; Police Record Shows




The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has expressed sadness over the rising cases of cultism among youths in Lagos.
Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, According to Edgal who called for a state of emergency on cultism, six out of 10 young people are cultists in the state.
The Police boss who spoke at a town hall meeting in Surulere, Lagos Mainland, yesterday, Friday, June 1, 2018, said; “I instructed one of my officers to carry out a research on the reason for increase in cultism among the young ones, and it was revealed that it gives them a kind of advantage over their peers.
“For some, they joined to avoid being intimidated. Whatever reason it is, the blame is on us parents for not caring enough about our children.”
Edgal who commended Surulere residents for their support to crime fighting and criminality noted that that there had been reduction in criminal activities in the area attributing the success story of crime fighting in Lagos to intelligence information volunteered by members of the public.
He, however, urged residents to continue to provide useful information to the police in their area, advising them to report any unprofessional conduct of police officers.
Meanwhile, the Police boss advised parents and guardians to monitor their children to prevent them being used as political thugs during the forthcoming general elections. “The election year is approaching and it is time we started talking to ourselves. Do not allow politicians to come and use your children as touts. “All you need to do is get your PVC and vote peacefully. Let us not allow some people come from elsewhere to disrupt the peace in Lagos,’’ he said.

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