A female cultist has made a shocking confession on how she used to kill members of rival cult groups and any other person for a fee of ₦10,000. She was identified as Mariam Abiola, 20 years old.
While parading the suspect along with other members of her gang, the Lagos State police boss, Imohimi Edgal said the suspects belonged to the Eiye confraternity.
Narrating how she joined the cult group, Abiola, who claimed to be a secondary school drop-out, said:
“I ran away from my house in Lafenwa Abeokuta to Lagos, to look for work. I met one Mr. Sodiq when I got to Lagos. Mr. Sodiq took me to his house at Ilasamaja area of Lagos. He was the one that introduced me to the Eiye cult.”
“He took me to a herbalist, who gave me a black substance to eat. He told me that their work was about killing people. He gave me a gun and taught me how to shot. I learnt how to shoot by shooting on the wall. I shot on the wall three times before I learnt how to shoot. Brother Sodiq gave three of us guns and pictures of persons to kill. He trained three of us. Two boys and myself.”
Narrating how they killed their targets, Abiola said:
“I have killed four persons. Each time I want to go for the killing, I usually wear a white gown and a white veil (Hijab). Brother Sodiq usually showed us the target’s house. We go to the house at night. The two boys will scale the fence and open the gate for me. We go straight to the apartment and shoot at the target at close range.
None of our targets survived. I killed one guy at Fadeyi area of Lagos. Another one at Hassan area, one at Ajeh area. Each time we killed someone, brother Sodiq would pay me ₦10,000 but he would pay the others ₦20,000 each. I don’t feel bad after killing anyone because I see it as a job I am being paid for ”
Speaking on the arrest, Lagos State commissioner of police, CP Imohimi Edgal said:
“Parents should do more by monitoring their children. It is worrisome that her confession are startling, chronicling the number of killings. Apart from being an assassin, she was also an armourer for her gang.”