The Lagos State Police Command has issued a stern warning to members of some unlawful secret societies including Aiye, Eiye, Black Axe, Buccaneers, and others planning to converge in several undisclosed locations within their domain on Saturday, July 7 to shelve their plan or risk arrest and the full weight of the law.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal in a statement, said the Command had received credible intelligence that some members of cult groups were going about town serving notices to rival cult gangs on their planned meeting on the said day.
Edgal, warned that any such gathering by members of the unlawful society would be viewed as an unlawful assembly with the intent to commit felony, adding that those who go ahead would be visited with the full weight of the law.
According to him, “the authorities of the Lagos State Police Command, have received credible intelligence that members of some unlawful societies such as the Aiye, Eiye, Black Axe, Buccaneers, etc, are going round town serving notices to rival cult gangs in the neighbourhood that they would be converging on Saturday 7/7/ 2018 at yet to be disclosed locations within their domains.”
He added that: “According to available information, the 7th day of the 7th month is sacred to these outlaws. It is also a day they settle scores with rival cult groups and a day of outright brigandage and anomie.”
The Police chief reiterated that no cult group would be allowed to compromise the peace daily nurtured by men and women of goodwill in the State and maintained by the Police. He, therefore, urged members of the public not to hesitate to blow the whistle on these brigands anywhere they are found.
In the same vein, the CP urged parents to warn their children who are members of these nefarious associations not only to renounce cultism, but denounce it in all its ramifications.