‘After a thorough search of the suspects, a gun, nine live cartridges were found in their possession’
Two suspected cultists, Sodiq Muftau, aka Mainama, and Surakat Toheeb, aka Elewedu, have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command over alleged possession of a gun and substances suspected to be Indian hemp in the Badagry area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement on Sunday, said policemen on a routine patrol in Ajara community arrested the suspects, adding that investigation revealed that they were members of the Eiye cult.
He said, “Detectives of the Badagry Division of the Lagos State Police Command arrested one Sodiq Muftau, aka Mainama, 30, and Surakat Toheeb, aka Elewedu, 29, in Badagry, on Friday, September 23, 2022, around 6.30pm.
“The suspects were arrested when policemen on a routine patrol noticed their suspicious movement within Ajara community. Other members of the gang took to their heels upon sighting the police.
According to Hundeyin, upon a thorough search of the suspects a gun and live cartridges were discovered.
“After a thorough search of the suspects, a locally-made double-barrelled pistol, nine live cartridges, charms and weed suspected to be Indian hemp, were found in their possession.
“Investigation revealed that the suspects are members of the Eiye Confraternity in Badagry and environs. Effort is in place to unravel more details about their activities and source of the firearm. The suspects would be arraigned at the conclusion of the investigation.”