Three suspected members of eiye confraternity have been arrested by men of the police command for gang-raping and initiating a young girl into their cult group in Ogun.
The suspects are Daniel Njoku a.k.a Agege, Damilare Ogundiran and Adebayo Olamilekan.
In a press statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday, by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, it stated that the suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Ajuwon divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim.
She reported that she sent her 15 years old daughter on errand at Akute Odo area, but was waylaid on the road by Daniel Njoku, who forcefully took her to his gang at their hideout where the young girl was gang raped, beaten and forcefully initiated into Eiye cult group.
“The complainant further explained that, her daughter was threatened by the suspects that she will be killed if she dare inform anybody about the incident.
“Upon the report, the DPO Ajuwon division, SP Andrew Akinseye detailed his detectives to go after the hoodlums.
“The team, acting on a credible intelligence located the hideout of the group at Akute Odo area, stormed the place and succeeded in arresting three members of the gang.
“The suspects have confessed to the commission of the crime, they informed the police that they were desperately looking for more members to join their group especially female members, and that was what prompted them to do what they did”, the statement reads
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti-cultists section of the state criminal investigation department for discreet investigation.