The Edo State Police Command has arrested three members of the Eiye secret cult confraternity.
The spokesperson of the command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, November 28, according to Linda Ikeji Blog.
According to him, the suspects were arrested in a hotel in Benin City at about 11:30pm on Sunday.
The statement read in part, “Operatives of Anti-Robbery team of Ugbekun Divisional Police Headquarters, Benin City, Edo State stormed a certain hotel along Enomayo, Off Upper Sakponba Road, Benin City and arrested one Bright Omonowa ‘m’ age 34 years, Clifford Patrick ‘m’ age 22 years and Issac Peter ‘m’ 23 years, recovered one Cut-to-size locally made gun and one Black Beret of Eiye Secret Cult Confraternity, following a credible intelligence on the suspects’ clandestine meeting in the Hotel.”
The Commissioner Of Police in the state, CP Mohammed Dankwara, reiterated his commitment to fight rigorously to see that crimes and criminally are reduced to a barest possible minimum, if not totally eradicated in order to pave way for peace and tranquility the state is known for.
The suspects have been handed over to the anti-cultism unit of the command for discreet investigation and prosecution.