The police command in Ogun says it has arrested three members of Eiye confraternity for threatening to kill one Teslim Lateef if he refused to be initiated into their group.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) stated this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspects were arrested on January 28.
He said they were arrested following a report lodged at Ajuwon police station by Lateef who reported that the suspects have been threatening to kill him for quite some time now over his refusal to be initiated into Eiye confraternity despite their persistent appeal to him.
“He stated further that they promised to eliminate him since he has known them to be members of their group so that he will not expose them.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO Ajuwon division SP Andrew Akinseye who has been monitoring the suspects led his men to their hideout where the three suspects were apprehended.
” They have all confessed been members of Eiye cult group and that they were trying to recruit more members into their fold,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
The CP also warned cultists in the state to make use of the opportunity given to them by the command to renounce their membership of those evil groups before the long arm of the law caught up with them.