Polizia di Stato, the Italian Police have arrested no fewer than 15 Nigerian Cultists belonging to a deadly group”Eiye” confraternity.
In a statement the Italian Police said the suspects were arrested on Tuesday in an operation code-named”Pesha”.
The police statement said that the”Eiye” had roots in Nigeria with a series of international contacts in France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and other European countries.
According to the report, the police acted on a tip off from a disgruntled member of the group who was brutalised after violating some of the codes of the cult.
15 were arrested in the operation while four escaped.
The statement said that the 15 who were arrested on the order of L’Aquila District Anti-Mafia Directorate were of Nigerian Nationality.and belonged to the”Pesha” cell which had its influence on the entireAdriatic coastal area from Teramo to Ancona
Members of the mafia Organisation committed crimes which included money laundering and illegal financial inter-mediation towards Nigeria, trafficking in young women sexually exploited along the Bonifica del Tironto road and subjected to violence and harassment,drug supply, violent crimes against members of other groups or punitive towards other compatriots.