John Gabriel, a member of the Aiye confraternity, has detailed how he handed over his brother to be killed by members of his gang in a revenge attack in Lagos’ Morogbo community seven years ago.
Agents from the Intelligence Response Team, IRT, apprehended the 28-year-old suspect, who was surrounded by two other suspected cultists: Godwin Ovie-Ogbar, a suspected member of the Vikings confraternity, and Olaleye Alashe, a suspected member of the Aiye cult group.
“My elder brother was assassinated by members of my cult organization, Aiye,” the self-confessed cultist revealed during interrogation. The Eiye confraternity was my brother’s fraternity.
“In 2015, the Alora and Aiye confraternities had a fight. Eiye became entangled in the brawl in some way. Perere and Ogar, members of the same cult organization, called me and asked if I knew any Aiye members in my region after two members of the Aiye cult group were killed, and our people were looking for a method to revenge. I told them that the only person I knew was my brother, who lived in the same house as me.”
” I had no idea they were preparing to murder him.” I sat in front of our house in Morogbo’s Checkpoint area with my brother and one of my friends, Michael Odili, on the day he was assassinated.
My friend and a member of my group (Aiye)FM summoned me to accompany him to a store that sells cooked noodles.
” I was still there when I learned my brother had been shot. Perere and Ogar were the ones who put him to death. I had no idea they were going to kill my brother. I haven’t spoken to Perere or Ogar since then.”