By Braxton Ilobah
In furtherance of Lagos State Police Command’s repeated warnings against the Neo Black Movement of Africa, aka Black Axe 7/7 annual celebration, slated for Wednesday 7th July, 2021, police operatives attached to Area “J”, Ajah and Ogombo Division of the Lagos arrested four suspected members of Aiye Confraternity on Wednesday.
The operatives while on routine Stop and Search, arrested two suspected cultists: Michael Abejoye, 23, and Olalekan Quasim, 43 at Eleko Junction, Ajah Area at 1.30pm, with the regalia of Aiye Confraternity.
Similarly, the police operatives attached to Ogombo Division, arrested two (2) suspected Aiye Confraternity members namely one Andoh Emmanuel Kolawole, 25 and Oluwasegun Destiny, 28, on Thursday at 6.30am, in Ogombo Area of Lagos State.
Items recovered from them include one locally-made double barrel short gun, seven (7) live cartridges, one expended cartridge and some regalia of the Aiye Confraternity.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the Command’s Strike Team, Ikeja, for proper investigation and possible prosecution, while he reiterated the command’s commitment to sustain its fight against cultism and other forms of criminality in Lagos State.