Police in Lagos arrest, recover weapons from 4 suspected cultists

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The Lagos police said its operatives attached to Area J, Aja and Ogombo Division of the state, arrested four suspected members of the Aiye Confraternity on July 7, 2021.

In a statement by the Lagos State Police Command, made available to Prime Business Africa, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Muyiwa Adejobi, said the Police on routine stop and search, at about 1.30 pm in Ajah, arrested a Michael Abejoye (Male, 23), and Olalekan Qasim (Male, 43) at Eleko Junction. Both suspects allegedly had on them the regalia of Aiye Confraternity.

In a similar event, the police operatives attached to Ogombo Division arrested two other suspected Aiye Confraternity members, namely, Andoh Emmanuel Kolawole (Male, 25) and Oluwasegun Destiny (Male, 28) on July 8, 2021, at about 6.30 am.

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Items allegedly recovered from the suspects include one locally-made double barrel short gun, seven live cartridges, one expended cartridge and some regalia of the Aiye Confraternity.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while reiterating the Command’s zero-tolerance for violence, had ordered the suspects to be transferred to the Command’s Strike Team, Ikeja, for proper investigation and possible prosecution. He also restated the Commands commitment to sustain its fight against cultism in Lagos State.

Recall that on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, the Command had warned members of the Black Axe to desist from commemorating their founders day in any part of the state.

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