Police Arrest Deadly Cultists In Lagos State

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According to report, the Lagos state Police command has arrested some cult members of the Eiye Confraternity for cult activities.

It was gathered that the alleged cult members used a residence on Halidu Avenue in Shibiri, in the Okokomaiko area of the state for their deadly activities.

Police  arrested suspects which includes three brothers, David Richard, 33; Sunday Richard, 39; and 29-year-old Odefe Richard. Two other siblings, John Agboroko, 30; and 34-year-old Matthew Agboroko, were also busted by the police. Meanwhile, other suspects are foreigners from the Republic of Benin, including Samson Okpe, 32; Paul Jago 30; Saheed Oriyomi; 32; and 29-year-old David Quenum.

Further investigationsw revealed that the residence belonged to one Rosemary Lawrence, who lives on Old Marine road, apapa.

Police also unveiled  a shrine where new members were initiated into the confraternity. Wraps of drugs suspected to be cannabis were also recovered from the scene.

A police source however threw more light on the incidence.

”There was a shrine in an apartment on that premises, where the suspects used to meet and initiate new members. We got information that the gang was initiating new members and we stormed the compound. ”Some of the suspects are siblings. We have been keeping a close watch on the group’s activities for some time. They are Eiye Confraternity members”.

The Lagos state police public relations officer, Dolapo Badmos said:

”At about 11.30pm on Friday, information was received that a house on Halidu Avenue, Shibiri, owned by one Mrs. Rosemary Lawrence, was allegedly being used for the initiation of cultists,” she said. ”The place was raided and nine suspects were arrested. Some wraps of weeds suspected to be hemp were recovered in a shrine allegedly used for the initiation of new members. The suspects are still under investigation,” she added. In a related development, cultists killed around nine people in Ohaji-Egbema local government area of Imo state and caused residents to flee the area for their safety.