A young teenage girl of 14 has confessed to the police in Lagos state, Nigeria why she joins cultism, that her boyfriend his a cultist and she did not know on time but as they started dating she get to know that her boyfriend belong to a cult group know as Eiye confraternity. But for the love she has for her boy friend she joined them and they made her their spy.
The girl name withheld said she never like to be a cultist but it was for the love she has for her boyfriend that made her to join them and do all they ask her to do.
Speaking when she was paraded yesterday in Lagos Nigeria, alongside other suspected cultists. The teenager said. “When we started dating”, I later find out the group he blogs to so when I joined the group Eiye. I stay with him in his parents’ house.
After the group had studied me for a long time, I was made to be their spy, so that I can be spying for them. My work is to look out for policemen and other security agents, I also cook for them.
Also arrested is a 41-year-old man, Omidele Yusuf, who introduced himself as Elder in Council for Eiye Cultist.
The suspect said that he renounces his membership of Eiye confraternity after he was released from prison in 2014. This was even as police insisted, he had a case to answer
Yusuf said: I was sentenced to prison in 2012 for a murder. It was in the prison that I met a pastor, who preached to me. What he told me changed my life for the better. When I eventually came out, I told my gang that I had become born again.
Since I came out of prison. I have been assisting the police and local vigilantes to arrest cultists in Ikorodu area in Lagos state whenever there was a clash. It was recent clash that made the police arrest me.
My former member was killed alongside his girlfriend. So, I went to the scene with some of my friends to go get first hand information. That was when the police arrested me.
It was as a result of the death of the couple that triggered the killing in Ikorodu by rival cult groups on Thursday and Friday. I don’t know anything about the clash. I still don’t know understand why the police arrested me.
However, the state Commissioner of police, Zubairu Muazu, said: The suspects and his gang have a case to answer. They cannot claim ignorant of the clash that consumed 15 lives in the community within tow days
We are here today to lunch a special operation, to completely end the menace of cultist in the state. We’re also reeling out our success recorded in the fight against cultist and other criminals in the last six months.
He explained that from February 2019, when he assumed office as the commissioner of police in Lagos state, the command had arrested 202 notorious cult members. And the suspect had all been charged to court