February 25, 2021

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15 Nigerian cultists arrested in Italy

About 15 Nigerians said to be members of the ‘Eiye’ confraternity were arrested in a raid dubbed “Pesha”, conducted by the Italian police on Tuesday, July 21. 

The Italian police which reported that the Nigerian cultists had roots in Nigeria and have series of international contacts in France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and other European countries, also disclosed that they were arrested following a tip-off by a disgruntled member of the group who was brutalised after violating some of cult codes. 

The statement partly read; 

“The 15 people detained by order of the L’Aquila District Anti-Mafia Directorate are of Nigerian nationality.

“All those arrested belong to the “Pesha” cell which had its influence on the entire Adriatic coastal area from Teramo to Ancona.

“The number of crimes committed by members of the mafia organization is impressive: money laundering and illegal financial intermediation towards Nigeria; trafficking in young women sexually exploited along the Bonifica del Tronto road and subjected to violence and harassment; drug supply; violent crimes against members of other groups or punitive towards other compatriots.”

The suspects are currently being detained at the police headquarters in Teramo and would be prosecuted.

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