Crime Watch

Cultists engage in deadly fight over ‘cult dues’ in Edo

Police officers attached to the Edo state command, have arrested five suspected cultists for allegedly fighting over the non-attendance of monthly meeting and payment of dues.

Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, told newsmen in Benin City that the suspects; Emeka Eke, Chizoba Okolie, Samson Ochonobor, Friday Agbebayo and Julius Eguasa, were arrested for conspiracy and cultism.

Nwabuzor said Julius Eguasa was allegedly beaten by the other four suspects, for failing to attend their meetings as well as not paying monthly dues to the confraternity before they were arrested.

He said the alleged cultists who are members of Eiye confraternity, were arrested while fighting at Ramat Park, Benin City, by the operatives of the anti-kidnapping and cyber crime unit of the Command.

The police spokesperson further said that the suspects, who are currently helping the police with investigations, will soon be charged to court.

In another news…

Popular rapper, Phyno has revealed that during his days as an up-and-coming artiste, his friends advised him to join a cult or engage in rituals if he wanted to have a successful music career.

The music star, who noted that he rejected the offer, said hard work, determination and resilience were the basic ingredients he believed could make him successful, so he never believed in using shortcuts to make it in the industry.

Phyno said; “Some people look at us today and think we got it easy, Not at all. I’ve never loved easy things. Before many people heard of Phyno, I’d had songs that no one knew existed.

“A couple of friends told me to blow, I must join a cult or sacrifice something or someone, I told them the price is too much. I’ll never do such. I believed in myself and the power of hard work, I started little and today I thank God.

“Young talents need to relax, do not be desperate about record deals or being in the spotlight. Keep working, when it’s time you’ll shine.

“Imagine begging a label to sign you, what kind of terms will they give you? They already know you are desperate and they will use you. At the beginning, you might not see it but give it time, you’ll regret it. Nothing pays more than hard work and consistency”.