The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday paraded a self-confessed
leader of the Eiye Confraternity, Ibrahim Balogun, aka Small Jpron, for
allegedly killing five persons during different cult wars, including
organising a gang which set a house ablaze in January 2016 on
Oshinfolarin Street, Bariga, during which a 65-year-old woman, Adejoke
Adefuye, was burnt to death.
Punch gathered that Small Jpron was arrested
after some suspected cultists attacked the area on Saturday and the
suspect came out with his boys for a reprisal.
Small Jpron allegedly organised a gang which
set a house ablaze in January 2016 on Oshinfolarin Street, Bariga,
during which a 65-year-old woman, Adejoke Adefuye, was burnt to death.
A police source revealed that Small Jpron had been
declared wanted for five murder cases in the Somolu and Bariga areas in
Speaking while being paraded at the command
headquarters, Ikeja, on Wednesday, the suspect said he joined the cult
to avenge the murder of his friend in 2009 by suspected Aye
He said, “I am an Eiye cult leader. I
joined the cult in 2009. The reason for my joining was to avenge the
death of a close friend, Sunday Folorunsho, aka Small Biscuits.
“It was the Aye cult members who killed him. So, the Eiye faction
approached me and said I should join them and they would help me fish
out the people who killed my friend. I had a lot of boys working for me.
I have killed three persons among whom were Femi Wiper and Lekan Akon.
“I cut them with knives. I shot some other victims. They were killed in
the Somolu and Bariga areas. It was in the evening that Femi Wiper was
killed. We were going out for a carnival during the Easter period on
Alade Street in the Somolu area when a fight broke out. He was the one
who first pointed a gun at me and my boys hacked him to death.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said Small Jpron had
been declared wanted by the police for multiple cases of murder. He
added that the suspect was an ex-convict.
He said, “Earlier this year, there were major cult clashes,
where criminal elements in the Somolu and Bariga areas engaged one
another in a war of supremacy culminating in the deaths of some persons.
“The gang, led by Small Jpron, also set ablaze a house in the Pedro
area in which an elderly woman was burnt to death. The suspect was the
one who led the cult gang war. He is a known criminal in the Somolu
“He has multiple cases of murder and armed robbery
which he has confessed to. Through him, we will look for other members
of the gang who turned Pedro and Somolu areas into theatres of war.”