Police have arrested six cultists believe to belong to the popular “Eiye and Aiye’’ confraternities in Alapere area of Lagos state.
The cultists were arrested for their involvement in series of violent attacks in Alapere, Lagos, DSP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Lagos Police Command disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Elkana said some gangsters suspected to be members of Eiye and Aiye Confraternities, had earlier engaged themselves in a battle of supremacy with dangerous weapons at Demurin area, Alapere.
“The team, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Alapere arrested two key leaders of the gangs namely, Olawale Toheeb, 22, and Joseph Obinna, 25,” he said.
The DSP said that investigation was extended to the gangs’ hideout at Mack Brown Hotel, Church Street, Alapere where four additional suspects were also apprehended’’, he said.
According to Elkana, the suspects are Obasi Ekene, 21, Promise Onoja, 18, Ogoekeweri Omokosi, 24 and Saviour Edet, 23.
“The suspects confessed to belonging to Eiye and Aiye Confraternities respectively and are responsible for a series of violent attacks recorded in Alapere and its environ.
“A large quantity of weed suspected to be Indian Hemp, short axes and cutlasses were recovered from their hideouts.
“Investigation has been concluded and the suspects will be charged to court,” Elkana said.