…arrest seven Eiye Confraternity members
By: Okosun Dennis
Seven suspected members of Eiye Confraternity have been arrested by the Lagos Police Command at Agura area of Ikorodu.
The operation was carried out by operatives attached to Imota Division on the 28th November, 2020 at 2pm.
The suspected cultists included Abolaji Arbayo, 21, Josiah Offem, 37, Oluwapelumi Oyekinka, 25, Lamidi Taofeeq, 41, Ahmed Shittu, 48 (Driver of their operational vehicle), Zainab Nurudeem, 20 ( the armourer who sources for guns to operate) and Rabiu Ganiyu, 25 while others who were in possession of their dangerous weapons, fled the scene on sighting the police.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has reaffirmed that fighting cultism is essential to fighting and curbing crimes and criminality in Lagos state.
He added while reviewing strategies being put in place by the command to curb crimes and criminality, particularly cultism and hooliglism, in the State
with the staff officers and sectional heads at the command Headquarters.
Odumosu stated that the suspected cultists went to attack officials of a Vigilante Group, popularly called Agbekoya, in the area on the same date to revenge the recent arrest or attack on one of their group members by the Vigilante group.
“They caused varying degrees of injury on the Vigilante officials using machetes and guns.
Items recovered from them included machetes and some charms, one green paragon bus with Reg No LAGOS APP 600 XA that was used by the suspects for their operations.
The Commissioner immediately directed that the case be transferred to the State CID Panti for proper investigation as well as sending signals to other cultists and men of the under world that Lagos State will be too hot for them to operate or hibernate.
CP Odumosu, therefore, ordered the Department of Operations to reduce his directives on anti-crime strategies of the command into a signal and circulate same to all police stations and formations in the command for strict compliance with immediate effect.