Suspect shot policeman, killed 2 people in cult rivalry

Nurudeen Kazeem, popularly known among notorious cultists was last week arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command over the shooting of an RRS police officer in LASU-Igando area. He confessed that he honed his shooting skills as a cultist.

Nurudeen shot the officer in the leg while trying to dispossess a delivery man of some expensive phones that one of the gang members had ordered online for delivery at a specific address around LASU-Iba Road.

Onyabo, while confessing to the police stated that he shot the officer twice in the leg to avoid arrest.

He added that he was trained to kill by cult members after his initiation into the Eiye Confraternity.

“I have killed two people in the past. One was to complement my initiation into Eiye Confraternity…. I was led to a beer parlour in LASU/Iyana-Iba axis, where I was showed a man to kill. I shot the guy there and I escaped. I killed another guy; after shooting at him, I also macheted the victim who was a member of an “Aye” confraternity in LASU/Iyana-Iba area,” he explained.

He stated further, “I and a friend of mine were forcefully initiated into Eiye Confraternity. We were asked by some guys to use our okada to take them to a naming ceremony…. Those guys changed the route after bringing out guns to scare us and led us into a bush where other innocent guys were to be initiated into the confraternity.

In the bush, they beat us mercilessly. That was how we were initiated. Since then, they armed me with gun and cartridges to kill people, particularly, rival cult members. It was while doing this that I was invited into robbery by Cali (Wilfred Ehis),” he disclosed.

He added: “he invited me to assist him in collecting phones from delivery men. He ordered the phone online, give them the delivery address and we ambush the delivery men and collect the phones at gun point.”

Wilfred Ehis, 30, was re–arrested by the operatives after the arrest of Nurudeen. According to investigations, he had been the brain behind several robberies in LASU/Iyana–Iba.

All the suspects have been transferred to the SARS office in Ikeja for further investigation.

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