The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 20-year old female cultist, Maryam Abiola, who confessed to have killed four people at the rate of N10,000 for each person.
The suspect, a member of the Eiye Confraternity was paraded alongside other suspects at the state command, Ikeja, on Monday. She told journalist that all she needed to carry out a hit was the victim’s pictures and address.
“After every operation I get paid the sum of ten thousand naira and the gun used is given back to brother Sodiq. We go to the herbalist
before each operation, so he can give us something to use so we won’t be caught.”
Edgal Imohimi, the state Police Commissioner said Abiola, who concealed weapons for her cult group was arrested by the DPO of Ilasamaja police station.
“She further revealed that she is under oath administered to her by herbalist Adio Ogunremi, who is also being paraded today. They all work for the blood thirsty cultist, Sodiq Oyewunmi already in Police net. She also revealed that the box of arms was given to one wasiu who is now on the run.” the CP said.
The police boss also revealed that operatives of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad, FSARS, Ikeja, arrested one Oyewunmi and Ihioma Emeka, members of two rival cult groups. He said the police had received information on July 13, 2018, from a credible source that the cult groups were fighting in the Alafia area of Mushin.
“They were subsequently searched during which, two live cartridges and two locally made revolver pistols with 9mm ammunition were recovered. During investigation, Oyewunmi confessed to be a member of secret cult group known as Eiye Confraternity. He further stated that during their cult activities, his brother named Waheed Oyewunmi was shot dead by the rival cult group called Aiye Confraternity led by the said Ihioma whom he alleged, pulled the trigger of the gun that killed his brother.”
“Ihioma admitted to killing Waheed during a revenge mission on Eiye members that allegedly killed one of their members by name Michael at Okomola area of Ilasan. He further stated that his group decided to kill Sodiq’s brother when all efforts to kill Sodiq failed,” the commissioner said.
He added that investigation led to the arrest of one Adio Ogunremi of No 9 Godwin Omomus Street, Ilasan, a herbalist and one of the sponsors of Eiye Confraternitym Abdulrasak Yusuf, who kept the guns and other dangerous weapons for the Aiye group.