1 feared dead as Police, Eiye Cult group clash in Ejigbo.

There was pandemonium on Oboye Street in the Orilowo end of Ejigbo community yesterday, March 8, 2017, after a gang suspected to be cultists engaged the operatives of the Anti-Robbery Squad in a free for all fight.

The brawl which lasted for a while led to some residents and other passerby sustaining injuries, InsideMainland gathered.

According to a source who spoke to InsideMainland, the scuffle “started in the morning when the gang prevented the Police from gaining access to a house after they entered into the community.”

InsideMainland learnt that the Police opened fire on the gang members suspected to be of the Eiye Cult group which led to uneasiness in the area. As a result, the gang members entered into shops around the vicinity in search of empty bottles and cutlasses to prevent arrest from the Police.

The source further disclosed that “the Police arrested some of the gang members and took them to the station. The fight however continued when the gang wanted to recover the arrested members from the Police which led to the Police shooting sporadically into the air.

“I heard that a man who was walking past was hit by a stray bullet and he was immediately rushed to the hospital for urgent attention.”

This fracas however led to shop owners shutting down activities owing to fear of getting injured in the process.

Presently, the community is deserted as shops owners around the area are yet to open for business.

Commenting on this, the source said that “today is Thursday which is when the regular sanitation for market women. Usually, people come around to clean their shops but the area is dry. The few shop owners that are around are yet to open their shops for fear of reprisal attacks.”

Efforts to reach the Police Spokesperson for comment on the matter is ongoing as at press time.


Source: Inside Mainland

Italian Police arrest 20 Nigerian Members of Notorious Black Axe Cult.

Italian police have arrested as many as 20 members of the Nigerian Black Axe gang in a series of raids, it was reported on Saturday (19 November). The gang members stand accused of a number of crimes ranging from protection rackets to human trafficking.


The operation comes as part of a co-ordinated effort by Italian authorities to control organised crime in the country, and was organised by a crack team in Sicily’s capital of Palermo. The arrests were apparently enabled by an informer spoke to Italian police of the identities of senior members.


The gang derive their name because they are banned by “superior” Mafiosi from carrying guns and therefore use axes and machetes to deal with grievances, predominantly deal drugs imported by Italian mafia.


The gang, originally from Nigeria, has been linked to high levels of migration into Italy from North Africa who are then thought to have forged links with Italy’s Costa Nostra – the Sicilian Mafia.


According to reports, somewhere between 17 and 20 members of the gang are thought to have been arrested.


The Black Axe gang are said to be a splinter group of Nigeria’s Neo-Black Movement of Africa. The group originates from a student fraternity from the University of Benin (Uniben)


The emergence of Nigerian gangs was highlighted in a letter sent to Italian prosecutors by the Nigerian ambassador to Rome in 2011. In the letter, he wrote: “I would like to draw your attention to the new criminal activity of a group of Nigerians belonging to secret societies.


“Unfortunately, former members of these sects were able to get into Italy where they re-established their criminal organisations.”


Earlier this year, Palermo’s deputy chief prosecutor confirmed to the Guardian that the presence of North African migrants in Italy was changing organised crime considerably. “The neighbourhoods under mafia control have changed profoundly in recent years due to the growing presence of foreigners, especially Nigerians coming on boats.


“Among them there [are a small number] of people who want to transfer their illegal trafficking, linking to prostitution and drug dealing to Sicily. And the mafia was quite happy to integrate them into their criminal business.”

South Korean President Denies Following Cult As Scandal Continues

The South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, has publicly denied falling victim to a religious cult as scandal threatens to engulf her leadership.

Appearing close to tears in a televised address, she apologised for allowing a long-standing friend inappropriate access to government policy-making.

She agreed to be questioned over the scandal but did not offer to resign.

Choi Soon-sil is suspected of using their friendship to solicit donations to a non-profit fund she controlled.

Ms Choi is in detention facing charges of fraud and abuse of power.

 The main opposition party said the president’s apology lacked sincerity and it called on Ms Park to step back from state affairs.

Scuffles broke out between police and demonstrators demanding Ms Park’s resignation in central Seoul on Friday.

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Police Restate Ban on Carnivals in Oyo, Declare Cult Leaders Wanted

Worried about the continued loss of lives and property during carnivals in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, the police yesterday insisted on enforcing a law prohibiting the events.

The police also said the three suspects arrested in connection with the bloody Eid-El-Kabir carnival in Ekotedo area had been arraigned in court.

The command declared wanted the two leaders of the rival cult groups identified as Ogungbemi and Ojoweli alleged to be masterminds of the crisis.

The state Police Commissioner, Samuel Adegbuyi, while addressing reporters said there was no hiding place for the cult leaders.

While restating the command’s zero tolerance for violence, Adegbuyi said anyone caught fomenting trouble would be dealt with.

He said: “The two cult leaders have been declared wanted and the police are doing everything possible to bring them to justice. The law banning carnival in the state is still in force. And the people are reminded that the police will not allow any breakdown of law and order.”

The Caretaker Chairman of Ibadan North West Local Council, Wasiu Olatunbosun and Baale of Ekotedo, Chief Taiye Ayorinde in whose domain the crisis took place condemned it.

Eleven Feared Killed Over Cult Clash In Rivers

Some gunmen suspected to be members of a cult group on the early hours of Sunday killed eleven persons in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The cultists visited three communities in the area, Rumuji, Ovogo and Rumuewhuo communities killing the victim who were suspected to be members of the rival cult group in the area.

Some of the victims killed are, Mr. Nature Oti, Ikechi, Onyebuchi Omuruka, Mr. Chima Omuruka, Mr. Lucky Okwakpam, Mr. Nyovele and others.

It was learnt that the gunmen had earlier attacked Rumuji Divisional Police Headquarters, allegedly overpowered the officers on night duty and rescued detainees in the cell.

It was also gathered that the gunmen broke into the armory of the police at Rumuji and made away with guns and ammunitions.

A visit to the area by the Nation showed that there was still uneasy calm at the Police station, although no officer wanted to say a word to the reporter.

But a police source stated that the police station was under a heavy gunfire attack by some bandits last night.

Another hinted our correspondent that seven people were shot dead in Ovogo community, two in Rumuji and two others in Rumuewhuo communities, making the total number of victim to eleven..

Michael said the residents of the three communities are now on the run following the killings.

He said: “The residents of Ovogo community wake up this morning to witness a lot of dead bodies. There was much shooting last night. The entire Ovogo, Rumuewhuo and Rumuji communities have been deserted because of fear.”

When contacted, Rivers State Police spokesman, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Ahmad Muhammad simply said, “There was something like that but no casualties on either sides.”

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Boy Drowns Friend For Refusing To Join His Cult Group In Lagos

The police in Lagos state is looking for a suspected cultist named Anu Olokodana (pictured right), for allegedly drowning his childhood friend, 20 year old Adeleke Awosiga (pictured left) for refusing to join his cult group based in Isheri, Ojodu berger in Lagos state.

According to a report by Punch, the incident happened on June 13th during a birthday party for Anu. An argument ensued between the two friends and Anu reportedly twisted Leke’s neck and threw him into a swimming pool inside a hotel in Isheri where he was having his party.

A relative of the deceased who spoke on condition of anonymity said:

“The suspect, Olokodana, is popularly called T-Fire. He is a cult member and he was at the party with other member of his cult group. Adeleke was also there to celebrate his friend’s birthday. As the party went on, a disagreement ensued between the two. Both men have been childhood friends, but their point of disagreements had always been over the cult membership. The suspect had always persuaded his friend to join his cult group, but the latter was not interested. On that Saturday, Olokodana invited many of his friends, including the deceased, to a hotel in the Isheri area to celebrate his birthday. The young men drank and had fun till dawn. The trouble started at about 4.30am. The next thing we heard was that Leke (Awosiga) had been drowned by Olokodana, and all his cult members had fled. We are still in shock over the matter.”he said

Also speaking, a resident in the area identified as Alake said:

“Olokodana’s girlfriend, identified only as Rashidat, at about 4am, started dancing with another cult member. Adeleke also requested to dance with her, but she declined and asked, ‘Are you one of us?’ The deceased felt insulted, and replied that he was older than her. Other cult members got angry and pushed Adeleke out of the party hall. Olokodana also warned his friend not to go back to the hall. So, Awosiga stayed at the hotel’s swimming pool and started threatening the cult members. Olokodana went to the swimming pool area, twisted his friend’s neck and pushed him into the pool. That was how he drowned.”he said

The case was reported at the Isheri Police station and the family members along with the police were able to recover Adeleke’s corpse which has since been deposited at the Yaba morgue.

Spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Kenneth Nwosu confirmed the incident and said further investigations are ongoing.