A suspected cult leader, Andrew Awalebi, has told operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command that no amount of bullets can pierce through his body.
Awalebi, a suspected member of the Eiye Confraternity, reportedly told the police that a charm he got from an herbalist made him to be invincible to bullets.
The 35-year-old suspect was arrested on Friday at a pub in Jakande Estate in the Ajah area of Lagos State.
He was said to be in company with three other suspected members of his gang when the police swooped on them around 8am.
Our correspondent gathered that the RRS operatives had got information on Awalebi’s movements from a member of the gang, Michael Thompson, who had earlier been arrested for robbery.
Awalebi, in his statement to the police, allegedly said he worked for a popular landowner in the Lekki area, adding that he earned N40,000 monthly for securing the landed property of his boss.
He explained that his protective charm against gunshots was prepared for him by an herbalist in the Ijebu-Isiwo area of Ogun State, adding that the charm was to save him from gunshots of land grabbers in Lekki.
“I was initiated into the Eiye Confraternity in 1996 by one Banji. Later in 1997, I was promoted as its topmost leader after the death of Banji.
“We were eight members in the cult group. We meet very early in the morning or late at night. I was arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad sometime ago when my cult group caused mayhem in Jakande Estate, inflicting injuries on passersby in the area,” he added.
The indigene of Ilaje Local Government Area, Ondo State, was reportedly given out by Thompson of the same cult, who was arrested for robbery at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.