Men of the Nigeria police have apprehended some notorious cultists while carrying out initiation in Lagos.
What could have passed as an ordinary initiation ceremony into a newly formed secret confraternity named “The New Black Movement of Africa”, a breakaway faction of the Aiye cult group, turned sour, on Thursday, at about 10pm when one of the recruits who couldn’t endure the torture and other initiation rites, bolted and ran to his mother’s house at Jakande estate, Ajah, Lagos.
Miffed by the apparent show of cowardice by the intending recruit and for fear of exposing them to the police, the group chased him to his mother’s residence and began to beat up everybody in sight, at same time, robbing residents of the estate who were woken up by their noise.
Unfortunately for the group, the mother of the runaway boy, sneaked out of the house and placed a distress call to the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ilasan division, CSP Onyinye Onwuamaegbu who led a contingent of policemen to the estate and arrested 11 members of the group, all males.
Those arrested were identified as Godwin Victor, Benjamin Daniel, Saviour Anioffiong, Lawal Ibrahim, Shola Odekunle, Sodiq Olawuyi, Segun Fagbohun, Bashiru Lawal, Chinedu Francis, Wahab Adams and Ifarinde Adeniyi.
The police team recovered the following items from the suspects: one locally made shotgun, four live cartridges, three cutlasses, one sledge hammer, 10 horse whips and assorted charms.