Police in Lagos have arrested seven suspected cultists of the Aiye Confraternity during the annual 7/7 celebration in the Ajah and Ogombo areas of the state.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Thursday that in furtherance of the command’s repeated warnings against the Neo Black Movement of Africa, aka Black Axe 7/7 annual celebration, slated for July 7, 2021, the police operatives attached to Area “J”, Ajah and Ogombo Divisions in Lagos arrested four suspected members of Aiye Confraternity.
The statement read, “The operatives attached to Area J, Ajah, while on routine stop and search, arrested two suspected cultists, Michael Abejoye, 23, and Olalekan Quasim, 43, at Eleko Junction, Ajah Area around 1.30pm, with the regalia of Aiye Confraternity.
“Similarly, the police operatives attached to Ogombo Division, arrested two suspected Aiye Confraternity members, one Andoh Kolawole, 25, and Oluwasegun Destiny, 28, on July 8, 2021, around 6.30am, in the Ogombo area of Lagos State.
“Items recovered from them include one locally-made double barrel short gun, seven live cartridges, one expended cartridge and some regalia of the Aiye Confraternity.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the Command’s Strike Team, Ikeja, for proper investigation and possible prosecution, while he reiterated the command’s commitment to sustain its fight against cultism and other forms of criminality in the state.”