A 14-year-old girl arrested by the Police in Lagos has confessed that she joined a cult out of love for her boyfriend.
According to NewTelegraph, the girl said that her boyfriend belonged to Eiye confraternity and she was recruited into the cult group to work as a spy.
“When we started dating, I didn’t know he was into cultism. It was after a while that I discovered. And because of the love I have for him, I joined cultism. Since I joined, I have not gone home. I stay with my boyfriend in his parents’ house. After the group had studied me for long, I was converted to be spying for them. My work is to lookout 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 Cultists.’
The suspect said that he renounced 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.
“I was sentenced to prison in 2012 for 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 whenever there was a clash. It was this recent clash that made police to arrest me. My former member was killed alongside his girlfriend. I went to the scene with some of my friends to 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 killings in Ikorodu by rival cult groups on Thursday and Friday. I don’t know anything about the clash. I still don’t understand why police arrested me.