Lagos Police Arrest Brothers Who Converted Their Apartment Into A Cult Shrine

Police in Lagos have arrested some suspected members of Eiye Confraternity, who allegedly used a residence on Halidu Avenue, Shibiri, in Okokomaiko area of the state, for cult activities.

Among the suspects are three brothers, David Richard, 33; Sunday Richard, 39; Odefe Richard, 29. Two other siblings, John Agboroko, 30; and 34-year-old Matthew Agboroko, were also arrested.

Other suspects are Samson Okpe, 32; Paul Jago 30; Saheed Oriyomi; 32; David Quenum, 29, from the Republic of Benin.

Police said the residence belonged to one Mrs. Rosemary Lawrence.

The woman lives on Old Marine Road, Apapa. According to Punch, a shrine, where new members were initiated, was uncovered by a team of detectives who stormed the compound 5am on Saturday.

It was gathered that wraps of drugs suspected to be cannabis were also recovered from the scene. A police source said operatives had been on surveillance of the area prior to the arrest of the guys.

“There was a shrine in an apartment on that premises, where the suspects used to meet and initiate new members. We got information that the gang was initiating new members and we stormed the compound. Some of the suspects are siblings. We have been keeping a close watch on the group’s activities for some time. They are Eiye Confraternity members,” the source said.

Lagos Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest, adding that Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had directed that the suspects be charged to court.