Rivers of blood, death as cultists reign in Lagos communities

“My mother lives at Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos. I recently went to stay with her, and that was when cultists struck. “They were in group and were hunting for their targets. My mother was scared. She thought I had joined a cult group, but I assured her that I had not! They didn’t come to the community to attack because of me. After attacking their targets, they fled before the arrival of policemen.” This came from Jimoh Idris, who witnessed cultists in operation, when he went to visit his mother.…

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Police arrest 10 cultists in Niger

Ten students of Federal Polytechnic, Bida, have been arrested by the Police in Niger state for their allege involvement in secret cult activities Findings by the New Telegraph have it that the group had gathered for the initiation of new members at Gudu gbagba village Mountain, Doko road in Lavun Local Government Area of the state when the police apprehended them. The suspects, Alicho Ogbonna Jimmy, 30; Ibrahim Hameed Adeshina, 24; Charles Chika Odili, 22; Ogbenna Festus, 18; Dare Olaye, 26; Chukwu Emeka, 25; Musa Ismaila, 30; Abah Joshua 28;…

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33 cultists held for murder in Lagos

Police have arrested 33 suspected cult members for murder cases in parts of Lagos State. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, said yesterday that on Wednesday at Onipanu Police Station received a distress call that members of rival cult groups from Alakara, Mushin, Onipanu, and Shomolu, armed with dangerous weapons, engaged one another in a fierce supremacy fight. He said that the incident occurred at Fadeyi, Onipanu on Ikorodu Road. According to him, during the scuffle a man, Samuel Geoffrey of DTD Services, Apapa, who was…

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Cult war claims eight in Edo

Violent clashes between rival secret cult members of the Eiye and Aye confraternity have so far claimed eight lives in parts of Benin, the Edo state capital and adjoining towns. The ugly incidents which took a toll in the past one four days has stirred anxiety and tension among residents of the capital town. Sad as the development continues to elicit concerns, nightlife has drastically reduced as restaurants and drinking bars now close earlier than necessary due to spate of killings. New Telegraph findings showed that one undergraduate identified as…

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Police arrest 23 suspected cultists

Policemen attached to the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested 23 suspected cultists and recovered 32 live cartridges from them. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Chike Oti, who made the disclosure, said the police operatives, in another operation, recovered a Pump Action rifle in a Toyota Camry car on January, 6, 2019. Oti said Ismaila Ebenizer (38), Hillary Nwoha (40), Iwuagwu Joseph (33) and Iwuanyanwu Ifeanyi (60) were occupants of the car. He added that investigation so far had revealed that the suspects…

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5 suspected cultists docked over alleged assault on security guard

Five men, suspected to be members of a secret cult, on Monday appeared before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly using cutlass to injure a security guard. The accused, Ojo Funmilayo, 32; Samson Thomas, 22; Ahmed Suleiman, 21; Mathew James, 20; and Sunday Joseph, 19, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, belonging to an unlawful society and assault. They, however, pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Oriabure, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Dec. 24, at 9.30 am at Olusosun Dump Site…

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Four killed in Plateau cult clash

At least four persons including a former Councillor identified as Hon. Sunday Bulle were shot dead on Wednesday night following a clash between two cult groups in Kwata Community, Zawan District in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. Plateau State Police Command in a Press Statement signed and issued by the Public Relations officer of the Command, DSP Tyopev Matthias Terna confirmed the clash, and said as a result of the attack, four (4) persons lost their lives. “On the 02/01/2019 at about 1930hrs, the Plateau State Police…

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5 docked over alleged membership of secret cult

The Police on Monday charged five persons before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged membership of a secret cult –‘Eiye’ Confraternity. The accused are Edwin Albert, 20; Wasiu Isiaq, 25; Tunde Rilwan, 25; Abduraman Agoro, 18; and Temitope Akinselure, 20. They reside at Amokoko, Ojo, Oshodi, Badiya and Jakande areas of Lagos respectively. The accused are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and belonging to an unlawful society. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused and others, still at large, committed the offences on…

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8 men face trial for alleged cultism, breach of peace

Eight suspected cult members, who allegedly disturbed public peace by attacking themselves, on Monday, appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos . The accused are, Edward Akpanke, 24; Francis Effiong, 28; Israel Nwankwo, 36; Seun Ogundare, 28; Jadesinoni Amzat, 33; Emmanuel Okon, 29; Segun Olawunmi, 50; and Tunde Omodara, 40 . The men, who are facing a two-count charge of breach of pubic peace and membership of a secret society, however, pleaded not guilty. The Police Prosecutor, Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused committed the offences with…

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23 suspected robbers, cultists, others arrested in Kogi

The Police command in Kogi on Wednesday paraded 23 people, suspected to be armed robbers, kidnappers and cultists, recovering nine assorted rifles and other dangerous weapons from the hoodlums. The Spokesman of the command, DSP. William Aya, while parading the suspects in Lokoka, said that they comprised five kidnappers, five cultists and 13 robbery suspects. He said that two of the robbery suspects, Jacob Ufedoh and Abubakar Zadiq, were students of the Kogi State Polytechnic while another suspect, Paul Atobo, was re-arrested exactly one month after serving out a three-year…

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