3 Nigerian Vikings cult members were arrested by the Police in Italy, while chasing an Eiye cult member following a clash between members of the two confraternities in Italy.
The suspects were arrested on the streets of Modena city as shared by Anthony Evboumwan Okunzuwa. Here’s what he wrote;
Vikings and eyie fight in Italy, today the italian
Police arrested 3 Vikings today
Modena city….. why chasing an eyie boy in the street 😬😬😬😬😬😬
Recall that last year, a manhunt was launched for cultists suspected of killing their leader in the Bariga area of Lagos state.
The slain leader, popularly known as Major, is said to be behind the initiation of Eiye boys in Shomolu and Bariga areas of the state, New Telegraph reports. He was described as a fearless leader and a terror in his community and to other rival cult groups. He was eventually killed, allegedly by his fellow Eiye cultists, while he slept at his home in Taiwo off Rashida Kotun Street Idiaba, Bariga, Lagos, in August.
A source who requested anonymity told New telegraph that his assailants sneaked into his house and stabbed Major in the chest and other parts of his body, adding that they knew that was the only way they could attack and kill him. Policemen attached to the Bariga Police Station Lagos State police command have begun search for the suspects and have reportedly compiled names of suspects in connection with the crime, sources revealed the police had declared 11 persons wanted over the murder.
Major’s killing came barely 24 hours after the newly sworn in Chairman Shomolu Local Government Mr Abdul-Hammed Salawu popularly known as Dullar had a peace talk at the traditional ruler’s palace. His murder punctured the relative peace in the community.
Narrating what led to the murder, a police source reportedly said:
“In an attempt to maintain peace in the community, the new Shomolu local government chairman Mr. Salawu popularly known as Dullar visited the traditional ruler at Bashua in Shomolu on Isese day on August 20, to pay homage to the Kabiesi, Oba Bashua and he held a peace talk with Aiye and Eiye boys.
“According to one of the boys, the Chairman, Shomolu local government after the peace talk gave the Eiye group N10,000, other people said it was N500,000 he gave them to share after his visit to the paramount ruler. However, the Eiye Confraternity had two factions fighting over leadership.
“One of the boys named Bajio from a faction collected the money and Major who claimed to be the top leader and initiator of all the Eiye boys in Shomolu and Bariga told Bajio to give him the money but Bajio refused.
Major was angry over Bajio disrespect in public so he gave Bajio a punch on his mouth and blood gushed out from his lips. Angered by the public humiliation by Major, Bajio, now at large, who is of the same Eiye cult group with Major decided to take revenge. We learnt that he organised his friends of same group and they attacked and stabbed Major to death in his sleep”