Two suspected cultist of the Eiye confraternity have been arrested in Edo state after firing shots at a wedding ceremony.
One of the suspects, 26-year-old Sylvester Arikhan who was an agent of one of the political parties in the recently conducted Houses of Assembly elections in Edo State, was paraded with a police serviceable pistol.
Sylvester Arikhan claimed to have been given the loaded gun by a party chieftain to protect pilot box during the election.
He said he concealed the gun in his trousers as a party agent in ward 02, Unit 01, at Udomi Primary School, Irrua in Esan Central local government area of Edo in anticipation of violence from any quarters.
He claimed to have accepted the weapon from the party chieftain because of the yet-to-be paid N150, 000.00 he promised to offer at the end of the excercise.
Sylvester Arikhan said he only got N10, 000 from the party chieftain in the area as party agent added that he refused to return the gun to the owner who did not pay for the services rendered during the poll.
Also paraded with him was 21-year-old Oboh Osomurie, whose possession the gun was recovered at a hotel after Sylvester fired severally at wedding and swiftly passed the gun to him.
Oboh Osomurie said it was his brother’s wedding so they decided to fire some shots as they belong to Eiye confraternity.