Two members of the Aiye confraternity have been arrested by the Lagos State police command, while allegedly planning a reprisal attack on a rival group in a hotel in Shasha area of the state.
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The suspects are Saburi Ojewole, 26, and Samson Olawale, 28.
Bala Elkana, the command spokesperson, who confirmed the arrest, said the police invaded the area following a tip-off.
He stated that other members of the cult group fled upon sighting police officers.
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According to him, one locally made double- barrel gun and four live cartridges were recovered from the two suspects.
“On sighting the operatives, the cultists took to their heels in order to evade arrest, but were chased. In the process, two of them, Ojewole Saburi and Olawale Samson, were arrested.
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“One cut-to-size locally made double- barrel gun, with four live cartridges, were recovered from them. Investigation is ongoing to apprehend the suspects at large,” he said.
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