The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old female cultist, who confessed to killing several persons for a fee of N10,000.
While being paraded in Lagos on Monday, the lady identified as Mariam Abiola, told reporters how she killed four persons on a day she wore Hijab.
According to the Lagos State police boss, Imohimi Edgal, 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 in search of job. I met one Mr. Sodiq when I got to Lagos. Mr. Sodiq took me to his house at Ilasamaja area where he introduced me to the Eiye cult.
“He took me to an 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 shoot. I learnt how to shoot by shooting on the wall. Brother Sodiq gave three of us guns and pictures of persons to kill. He trained the three of us -two boys and I.”
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 and one at Ajah area of Lagos. 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,” Abiola confessed.
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.”