The Zone II Police Command, Onikan, Lagos has arrested a 30-year-old suspected member of the Eiye Confraternity, Oluwaseun Odeh, for alleged murder and sale of human body parts.
Odeh, a graduate of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu-Ode, was allegedly involved in several killings of members of rival cult group, Aiye Confraternity.
The suspect, who was paraded by the police days ago, confessed that he and his gang killed four of their rivals and sold their hands to a herbalist for N25,000.
The former construction worker said their victims, Lateef of Otabor in Ijoko, Kenny of Igboro-Ijoko, Ota and Yinka, were killed during a reprisal attack by members of Eiye Confraternity on its rival Aiye Confraternity.
He said: “It was a fight between we and our rivals. I’m a member of Eiye Confraternity. They started the killing first and then we retaliated. They killed Fele, Godogodo and cut their hands off. Because of the need for logistics, we devised a means to sell them. I sold the one I was involved in for about 25,000. So far, we have sold about four people’s hands.
“I joined the fraternity as an undergraduate due to oppression on campus. What spurred this clash was the fight between the Egba and Awori. They accused us of supporting the Awori and we and the Awori grew together.”
According to the police, Odeh’s arrest led to the arrest of another suspected Eiye cultist, Wasiu Adejumo.
Adejumo, a suspected internet fraudster, confessed to have facilitated the killing of five opponents including Kenny and Lekan Welder.
He said: “When the Aiye started killing our members, I followed on only two operations. We have killed about five members of Aiye. They killed our members including Sunday (aka Feel), Carlos, Godogodo. That’s why the Egba built Axe men against us. It started about six years ago. Since the Egba Oba was supporting them, we had to reinforce.”
A 69-year-old herbalist, identified only as Okemase, who allegedly purchased the body parts from them, said he used them as ingredients for sacrifices to his deity, Ogun.
“I was preparing to worship Ogun when they approached me with some body parts of three hands that they wanted to sell. We buy such things to make certain appeasement for security. I bought them at N5,000 each.