On June 30, Ogun State police command arrested three members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity, who forcefully initiated a young girl (name withheld) into their cult group after they allegedly gang-raped her.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects, Daniel Njoku a.k.a Agege, Damilare Ogundiran, and Adebayo Olamilekan, were arrested following a report lodged at Ajuwon divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim, who reported that she sent her 15 years old daughter on an errand at Akute Odo area, but was waylaid on the road by Daniel Njoku, who forcefully took her to his gang at their hideout where the young girl was gang-raped, beaten and forcefully initiated into Eiye cult group.
The statement further explained that her daughter was threatened by the suspects that she will be killed if she informed anybody about the incident.
The spokesperson said, ”Upon the report, the DPO Ajuwon division, SP Andrew Akinseye detailed his detectives to go after the hoodlums. The team, acting on credible intelligence located the hideout of the group in the Akute Odo area, stormed the place, and succeeded in arresting three members of the gang.
The suspects have confessed to the commission of the crime, they informed the police that they were desperately looking for more members to join their group, especially female members, and that was what prompted them to do what they did.”
CP Lanre Bankole, the commissioner of police has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-cultists section of the state criminal investigation department for discreet investigation.