The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested 9 members of the Eiye confraternity.
They were pursued and tracked for taking out a rival cult member in May 2020.
The recorded murder circulated on the internet.
Mohammed Adamu, Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, directed the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, to arrest them.
In the footage, the cultists first asked the young man some questions before snuffing his life.
Odumosu told newsmen that SARS operatives initially arrested one of the suspects, Francis Diamond aka Iron Man.
He confessed that he was among the gang and that he was the one who recorded the chilling video.
Eight other members were later arrested.
In custody are:
- Olaitan Apanpa aka Emir/Armoured Tank,31 years;
- Chidi Michael aka Jaaru,25 years ; Eno Sunday aka Covenant, 25years;
- Saheed Gbadebo aka Sambo, 23.
- Adepeju Azeez aka Aboki, 38 years;
- Samuel Ilesanmi aka Baba Obo; Omotosho Quadri, 25 years;
- Moses Ogungbe, 28 years.
Apanpa said that it was revealed that gun shot killed the victim.
They said the reason for their action was that the deceased participated in the elimination of one of their leaders at the University of Ibadan in early 2020.
Police said the suspects were serial killers of rival cult members in Ikorodu and its environs.
Detectives found that Gbadebo single-handedly killed two persons at Bayekun Street, Ikorodu and another five at Ajah.
The gang members will be charged to court at the end of investigations.