Four suspected members of the Aiye confraternity have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly attacking the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the Igando Division, Lagos Mainland, Superintendent of Police, Ogoezi Sufade Rawlings.
It was learnt that the DPO had led his men to rescue some victims trapped in the premises of a hotel when the suspects attacked him with his right arm fractured in the process.
According to the Police, on January 4,2018, at about 11.40p.m., a victim of the suspected cultists, escaped from the cultists’ captivity in a hotel located near Afolabi bus-stop, lgando, along the Igando-LASU-lba expressway after the cultists’ leader known as SS had forcefully initiated him, with his phones and other valuables forcefully collected from him.
The victim reportedly alerted Rawlings of the activities of the cult group in the area, saying the suspects were actually in the process of conducting the initiation of new members within the hotel premises.
It was learnt that when the DPO and his men stormed the hotel at about 12:00 a.m. and they met stiff resistance as the hotel security guard, identified as Taiwo, denied the police team access into the hotel, thereby allowing some of the suspects to escape by scaling through the rear fence.
According to the Police, one of the four suspects already in police custody had attempted to disarm Rawlings of his official service pistol while resisting arrest by hitting the police officer’s right arm with an iron rod, which allegedly led to the bone fracture he sustained.
Meanwhile, the operatives apprehended four suspected cultists in the process with investigations still ongoing in the matter.