Lagos State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the arrest of seven suspected members of Eiye Confraternity at Agura, in the Ikorodu Area of the State.
The State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu stated that the officers attached to Imota Division made the arrest on Saturday after the suspects attacked officials of a Vigilante Group, popularly called Agbekoya, in the area to revenge the recent attack on one of their group members by the Vigilante group.
They were said to have caused varying degrees of injuries on the Vigilante officials using machetes and guns.
“The suspected cultists arrested included ABOLAJI ARBAYO, M, 21, JOSIAH OFFEM, M, 37, OLUWAPELUMI OYEYINKA, M, 25, LAMIDI TAOFEEQ, M, 41, AHMED SHITTU,M, 48 (Driver of their operational vehicle), ZAINAB NURUDEEN, F, 20 ( the armourer who sources for guns to operate) and RABIU GANIYU, M, 25. Others who were in possession of their dangerous weapons, fled the scene on sighting the police.”
Items recovered from the suspects 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 of Police has directed that the case be transferred to the State CID Panti, Yaba for proper investigation.