SARS officers arrest cultists who killed man in viral video

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No fewer than nine members of the Eiye confraternity who allegedly killed a rival cult member in May 2020 have been arrested by Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Lagos State police.

Recall that barely 48 hours after the incident, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu ordered an investigation and apprehension of the suspects after the recorded murder went viral on social media.

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Inside the gory footage, the suspected cultists were spotted questioning a young man before shooting him dead.

One of the suspects identified as Francis Diamond popularly known as Iron Man who was initially arrested by SARS operatives confessed to being a member of the gang and also the one who recorded the gory video.

They arrested nine members of the Eiye confraternity who were involved in the alleged murder of a rival gang member were identified as Olaitan Apanpa aka Emir/Armoured Tank, 31; Chidi Michael aka Jaaru, 25; Eno Sunday aka Covenant, 25; Saheed Gbadebo aka Sambo, 23, Adepeju Azeez aka Aboki, 38; Samuel Ilesanmi aka Baba Obo; Omotosho Quadri, 25; and Moses Ogungbe, 28.

Newsmen learnt that Apanpa pulled the trigger that killed their victim who they accused of participating in the elimination of one of their leaders at the University of Ibadan in early 2020.

Detectives alleged that Gbadebo single-handedly killed two persons at Bayekun Street, Ikorodu and another five at Ajah besides the allegation of being serial killers of rival cult members in Ikorodu and its environs.

The suspects will be charged to court at the end of investigations.

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