Lagos Police arrest six suspected cult members in Alapere area

Operatives of Operation Crush attached to Alapere Police Division in Lagos have arrested six suspected cult members.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement on Sunday disclosed that the suspects, believed to belong to the Eiye and Aiye confraternities, were arrested for their alleged involvement in a series of violent attacks in the area.

Elkana said some gangsters suspected to be members of Eiye and Aiye confraternities had earlier engaged one another in a battle of supremacy, using dangerous weapons at Demurin area of Alapere.

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 and two suspected key leaders of the gangs, Olawale Toheeb, 22, and Joseph Obinna, 25.

He said, “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.

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