Security operatives of the Delta State Police Force have arrested cult members belonging to the Eiye confraternity.
According to a statement by DSP Bright Edafe, the police public relations officer in Delta State, the suspects were apprehended at Big Apple Hotel in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State, where an anniversary ceremony was going on.
The statement reads;
“On 15/6/2022, the Command received a tip off, that some suspected Eiye Confraternity Cult group will be marking their anniversary in Ogwashi-Uku.”
“The Command swiftly acted on this information and located where and when the ceremony will be held. CP Ari Muhammed Ali detailed the Command’s Buffalo Patrol team, operatives from Area Command Ogwashi-Uku and Ogwashi-Uku Division, stormed the venue at Big Apple Hotel in Ogwashi-Uku.”
“The suspects on sighting the police took to their heels, while some of them shot at the Police. They were given a hot chase by the team and fifty-one (51) suspected cultists were arrested, two cut to size locally made guns, one expended cartridge, Eiye Confraternity regalia were recovered.”
“Suspects have been transferred to the Command Anti-Cult unit (SACU) for investigation, and those found wanting upon completion of investigation, will be charged to court.”
Source: Delta State Police Command.