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No Gunshot Can Pierce My Body – Cult Suspect

The suspected cultists
Posted: Jul 11, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chukwudi Nweje


Andrew Awalebi, 35, suspected leader of Eiye Confraternity, who was arrested alongside other members of his group at the weekend, boasted that “no amount of gunshot can penetrate my body.”

Awalebi, from Ilaje Local Government, Ondo State was arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command.

The suspect said that he worked for a popular land owner in Lekki and earned N40, 000:00 monthly to protect the landed property in the axis.

He said his ‘bulletproof charm’ was specially prepared for him by an herbalist in Ijebu – Isiwo, Ogun State to save him from gunshots of land grabbers in Lekki.

The suspect was arrested at Jakande Estate, Ajah area of the state on Friday.

Awalebi arrested followed the arrest of one Michael Thompson (24), who was arrested on Thursday for robbery in National Stadium Surulere, Lagos.

Michael identified Awalebi as the leader of the Eiye Confraternity.

Other suspected members of the cult arrested by the RRS include Adegoke Adeleke, (30); Kehinde Adebogun, (31); Koffi Kwame, (17); Daniel Olayiwola, (36); and Tosin Issac, (26). The suspects all confessed to be members of Eiye Confraternity.

Awalebi claimed he was initiated into Eiye Confraternity in 1996 by one Banji Omisore and that he was leader of the cult in 1997 following Omisore’s death.

“We are eight members of the cult group. We meet very early in the morning or late at night. I have been arrested by Special Anti – Robbery Squad sometimes ago when my cult group caused mayhem in Jakande Estate, inflicting injuries on passers-by in the area”, he disclosed.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Dolapo Badmus, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Lagos Command, confirmed the arrest.

The Police PRO warned parents and guardians to be wary of their children and wards’ behaviours.

“Charity begins at home. But this should end there. Parents should help police to tackle cultism in their respective localities. They should endeavour to report to the nearest police station around them if they suspect movements of their children, this will help the Police to nip cultism to the bud,” she said.

According to her the suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID), Panti for prosecution.