The Anti-Robbery Squad of the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, Lagos, has arrested a Lagos prince, Wale Jimoh, and seven others.
The police said the suspects were arrested during initiation rites of the Eiye Confraternity in the....Jakande Roundabout, Small Kuramo, Lekki.
Jimoh’s father is said to be the traditional ruler of a community in the area.
Other suspected members of the confraternity group include; Frank Mafiana (32), Robert Williams (34), Koko Etim (25), Ibrahim Ogunkoya (21), Stephen Anoh (27), Adekunle Mayegun (25), and Moris Gordian (27).
According to punch, the men had organised a party at a bar owned by their gang leader, Mafiana, and decided to use the occasion to initiate Ogunkoya.
It was gathered that it was at the last stage of the initiation that security operatives, acting on a tip-off, struck.
A police source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the suspects were “caught in the act.”
He said, “When we got there, we met the new member in their midst. He was blindfolded and stark naked. We recovered a gun, cutlass and a bottle of gin which contained ground pepper from the scene.”
The leader of the cult group, Mafiana, said he became a cultist while in a university in Enugu State.