An arrested robbery and cult gang leader has told the police that no amount of bullets can ever penetrate his body.
The 35-year-old Awalebi, who also said he is a leader of the Eiye Confraternity, told the police that a charm he got from an herbalist made him to be invincible to bullets.
He was however, nabbed at a hotel in the Jakande Estate in the Ajah area of Lagos State in company with three other suspected members of his gang on Friday, June 8, at about 8am.
It was gathered that information leading to Awalebi's arrest was gotten a member of the gang, Michael Thompson, who had earlier been arrested for robbery.
In his statement to the police, Awalebi, who claimed he worked for a popular landowner in the Lekki area, securing his property for N40,000 monthly, said he his protective charm against gunshots was prepared for him by an herbalist in the Ijebu-Isiwo area of Ogun State.
“I was initiated into the Eiye Confraternity in 1996 by one Banji. Later in 1997, I was promoted as its topmost leader after the death of Banji.
We were eight members in the cult group. We meet very early in the morning or late at night. I was arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad sometime ago when my cult group caused mayhem in Jakande Estate, inflicting injuries on passersby in the area,” the Ondo State born Awalebi told the police.
Also arrested alongside Awalebi were Koffi Kwame, 17, Daniel Olayiwola, 36 and Tosin Isaac (26).