The police in Lagos State have arrested two members of the Eiye cult gang while on their way to carry out an attack on a rival gang in the Ajara area of Badagry.
The suspects; Sodiq Muftau, aka Mainama (30); and Surakat Toheeb, aka Elewedu (29); were arrested on Friday, September 23.
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In his confessional statement, Elewedu, admitted that they were on their way to stage an attack on a rival gang.
He said, “Aiye members are responsible for the death of one of our leaders. We were on a mission to carry out a reprisal.”
Contacted, the Lagos police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspects were arrested when policemen on routine patrol noticed their suspicious movements.
Hundeyin said other members of the gang took to their heels upon sighting the police officers.
He further said that after a thorough search on the suspects, a locally made double-barrel pistol, nine live cartridges, charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were found in their possession.
He explained that, “Investigation revealed that the suspects are members of Eiye confraternity in Badagry and environs.’’