The Lagos state Police Command has arrested four men who faked street fights to attack hotels in the state.The suspects, Fuad Azeez, 25, Rahmon Sanusi, 25, Kareem Idris,22, Muftau Jinadu, 22, and members of their gang, now at large, usually split themselves into groups. While some posed as guests in the hotel reception, others will cause a scene outside the hotel which will attract the workers or lodgers before they swoop on lodgers, to rob them. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspects before newsmen on Wednesday at the police headquarters, said the robbers, suspected to be cult members belonging to Eiye Confraternity, were arrested on Tuesday.
“The suspects are also cultists who used to carry out series of fight at Oyingbo and its environs. “Recovered from them are one locally-made pistol, two live cartridges, machetes and assorted charms,” Owoseni said.
The suspects, however, confessed to have robbed and killed someone at Evans Square and also attacked One Point Hotel, Moonshine Hotel and Minister Excellence Hotel all in Ebute-Meta area.