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A top member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers has been arrested for allegedly killing two men.

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The suspect, Kunle Oshineye play

The suspect, Kunle Oshineye

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A top shot of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Kunle Oshineye, aka Eyin Bouncing, has been arrested by the Anti-Robbery Squad of the State Department of Criminal Investigation (SDCI), of the Lagos State Police Command, following his alleged involvement in the killing of two men in Akoka, Bariga, area of the state.

Oshineye who is an executive member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the Jibowu area, was arrested at a party on Friday, February 12, at a party after he had been declared wanted by the police.

An inside source in the police confirmed the arrest of the suspect, adding that he belonged to a cult group, the Eiye Confraternity, and was among those who killed the duo of Daniel and Abiye, said to be members of a rival cult, the Aiye Confraternity, on January 22, 2016.

The death of Daniel and Abiye, had led to the killing of a 63-year-old businesswoman, Mrs. Adejoke Adefuye, in a reprisal attack  on Oshinfolarin Street, Bariga, a day later.

The source said:

“After the arrest of the first set of eight suspects, we continued our investigations and combed the Fadeyi, Somolu and Bariga areas, where most of the suspects have their base. We got a tip-off on Oshineye as one of the henchmen, and he was arrested.

He confessed to be an Eiye member and said it was a prerequisite to becoming a member of the NURTW in his area. He said you are either an Aiye or an Eiye member to be part of the NURTW.

He confessed to be among the cult members that were involved in the killing of Daniel and Abiye and has been assisting with investigations.”

The suspect, however, denied being a cultist, neither was he one of those who killed the men. He said he only confessed that he was involved, to avoid more punishment by the police.

“I am the Organising Officer of the NURTW, Jibowu branch. I dropped out of secondary school because I had to start fending for myself. I am married with two kids.

People call me Eyin Bouncing because my mum sells eggs and that is all about the name. I am not a cult member and I didn’t kill anybody.

I was at a friend’s party last Friday and had gone out to make a call when the police came to arrest me. I was taken to my house on Adekoga Street in Somolu for searching.

I lied against myself because I didn’t want to be harassed. Please help me appeal to them to release me.”

But a friend of the suspect who was also interrogated by the police, said Oshineye is a cultist and that he stopped associating with him when he tried to initiate him.

“We were friends and I knew him to be a member of the NURTW. I was a tricycle driver and one day, he invited me for a party. At the party, they suddenly descended on me and started beating me. I suffered a lot of injuries and almost died, but I survived it. They said it was an initiation and that I had become a member of the confraternity.

But after that experience that day, I fled. I am not a cult member and I have my job that I do.”

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