By Adesoba Toluwalope
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested seven suspected members of a secret society called “Eiye” confraternity who operate at Agura, Ikorodu.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in his statement on Sunday, said the suspects attacked some vigilantes in an area called “Agbekoya”.
The list of suspects consist of 6 males and a female member, named Abolaji Adebayo, 21; Josiah Offem, 37; Oluwapelumi Oyeyinka, 25; Lamidi Taofeek, 41; Rabiu Ganiyu, 25, Ahmed Shittu, 48; and Zainab Nurudeen, 20 (Female).
The Police Spokesperson said, “Others who were in possession of their dangerous weapons fled the scene on sighting the police.”
Attack was made on the vigilantes to avenge the arrest of their members by the group, and was said to have inflicted injuries on the vigilantes with the use of guns and machetes.
“They caused varying degrees of injury on the vigilantes using machetes and gun.
“Items recovered from them include machetes, charms and a green bus with Reg No: LAGOS APP 600 XA that they use for operation.” the PPRO said.
The State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal and investigation Department (CID), Panti, for proper investigation.
“This will send signals to other cultists and men of the underworld that Lagos State will be too hot for them to operate or hibernate.” He said.