A 35-year-old cult leader, Andrew Awalebi, who was recently arrested by security operatives, has revealed that no amount of gun shot can penetrate his body, the Nation reports.
The Eiye confraternity loyalist was arrested over the weekend by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos state police command at a beer parlour alongside three other cultists.
Similarly, Adegoke Adeleke and Kehinde Adebogun, 30 and 31 years old respectively, were also nabbed on Saturday morning at a hotel in Ikorodu.
The arrested cult leader was exposed by Michael Thompson, another member of the Eiye confraternity, who was arrested the previous night for partaking in a robbery in the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos.
The Ilaje born Awalebi revealed that he worked with a popular land owner in Lekki, where he was being paid N40, 000 monthly for protecting the landed properties owned by the unnamed land owner.
While speaking with investigators, the cultist said he has a protective charm against gunshot specially prepared for him by a herbalist in Ijebu–Isiwo area of Ogun State.
“I was initiated into Eiye Confraternity in 1996 by Banji Omisore and later in 1997 I was promoted as its topmost leader after the death of Omisore.
“We are eight member cult group. We meet very early in the morning or late at night. I have been arrested by Special Anti – Robbery Squad sometimes ago when my cult group caused mayhem in Jakande Estate, inflicting injuries on passers-by in the area,” Awalebi stated.
Koffi Kwame, Daniel Olayiwola, Tosin Issac and other cultists arrested all confessed to being members of the Eiye Confraternity. They have since been transferred to the State Criminal Investigative Department in Panti.