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Suspected Cultists Trade Blames Over Initiation

David and Sadiq
Posted: May 31, 2016 at 4:46 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chukwudi Nweje


Two suspected cultists arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command have accused each other of coercing the other into a cult group identified as “Eiye”.

David Seun (17) and Ahmed Sulaiman (17) were arrested by the RRS during a raid in the Oregun area of the state.

The suspects both of who confessed to being members of a 12 – man gang of cultists terrorizing Oregun and Olusosun however disagreed on how they became members of the gang.

David, a tailor told the RRS interrogators that he was forced to join the cult gang by his friend, Sadiq.

He told his interrogators that “he (Sadiq) invited me out and I was initiated in Oregun High School, Oregun,” he said and named one Kehinde, who he said lives in Ikorodu, as the leader of the cult group.

“He comes to our meetings occasionally. It has been long since I saw him. The group took all I had on me the day I was initiated. They took N6000 from me, my phone, wrist watch and my shoes.

“We meet at Ita Egbe in Oregun. Other members of the Eiye Cult group in Oregun are: Ayo, Eyo, Bobo Olusosun, Last Born, Don Banny, Elewedu, Two Yansh, Pepper, Little 9 and Akube. We meet at 7:00 p.m.,” David said.

However, Sadiq in his own confession countered David’s claims.

Sadiq who claimed to be an orphan, said he is an apprenticeship tailor under David, and that it was his boss (David) that forced him to join the group.

In a related development, the RRS have handed over 13 suspected drug addicts, pickpockets and other social miscreants to the   Lagos State Environmental Taskforce for prosecution.

The suspects are part of 59 suspects arrested by operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command.

They were arrested during raids on criminal hideouts and black spots in the State including in Oshodi, Ojota, Oregun, Mile 12, LASU/Iyana – Iba junction and Mile 2 over the weekend.

However, out of the 59 suspects, 46 were released to their relatives after thorough screening by the RRS investigators.

The raid by the RSS operatives is part of the routine exercise of the RRS on suspected black spots in the State to check criminal activities as well as restore orderliness in crime and violence prone areas.

The RRS raided some of the areas following repeated complaints and information volunteered by members of the public.

Meanwhile, police are on the trail of other members of the cult group named by David.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Damasus Ozoani, Lagos state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) confirmed the arrests and noted that the Force will leave no stone unturned to sanitise Lagos from the menace of social miscreants.