The Lagos State Police Commissioner has given an order that the suspects be charged to court.
According to reports, the suspects were apprehended at a shrine in Okokomaiko, Lagos, where an initiation ceremony was going on.
The suspects were identified as Matthew Agboroko, John Agboroko, Samson Okpe, Paul Jago, Saheed Oriyomi and David Quenum, who hails from Benin Republic.
SP Dolapo Badmos, the state Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the arrests in a statement.
“Information was received at about 11.30pm on Friday that a house on Halidu Avenue, Shibiri, owned by one Mrs. Rosemary Lawrence, was allegedly being used for the initiation of cultists.
“The suspects met there at their shrine to initiate new members.
“We got information that the gang was initiating new members and we stormed the compound.
“Some of the suspects are siblings. We have been keeping a close watch on the group’s activities for some time. They are Eiye Confraternity members.
“A team of policemen raided the place and nine suspects were arrested.
“Some wraps of weeds suspected to be hemp were recovered in a shrine allegedly used for the initiation of new members.
“The suspects are still under investigation and the Commissioner of Police, CP, Fatai Owoseni, has directed that the suspects be charged to court,” she said.
The house used for the initiation belongs to a woman named Rosemary Lawrence, report says.