By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Not a few were shocked to the marrow on Monday at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, as a serial killer-female cultist gave a sterling revelation of her killing spree, declaring that she kills to earn a living.
The suspect, Maryam Abiola, 20 yrs, who said she has no regret for her action, disclosed that she had killed at least four members of a rival cult group since she joined the Eiye confraternity.
Maryam, an indigene of Lafenwa in Ogun state, said she earns N10, 000.00 per each of the persons she had killed.
The suspect was paraded along one Sodiq Oyewunmi and Ihioma Emeka by the Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi, who were said to have been arrested over their alleged involvement in cult activities.
Narrating how she got the killer job, Maryam said she was introduced to it by Sodiq Oyewunmi, whom she described as the leader of Eiye confraternity in Ilasamaja area of the state.
She claimed to have met him (Sodiq) when she absconded from Abeokuta to Lagos, while searching for job.
” When I ran away from Lafenwa to Lagos to look for job, I met Mr. Sodiq who took me to his house in Ilasamaja area of Lagos. He introduced me to the Eiye cult and took me to a herbalist, who gave me a black substance to eat.
Sodiq then told me that their work is to kill people that I will make money from it. He gave me a gun and taught me how to shoot, this I leanrt through shooting on the wall three times before becoming perfect. Whenever we want to kill. brother Soqid will give the three of us trained for the job a gun each and the picture of the person to be killed.
I have killed four persons and each time that I want to go for the killings, I usually wear veil (Hijab). Brother Sodiq usually showed us the house of our targets, we will go there at night. The two boys will scale the fence and open the gate for me. We will go into the apartment and shoot the person at close range. Non of our target has survived our attack. I killed one person at Fadeyi area of Lagos, another one at Ajah. Each time we kill, brother Sodiq will pay me N10,000, but will pay the boys N20,000 each. I have no regret after killing anyone because I see it as a job am being paid for “, the secondary school drop out confessed.
The Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi while parading the suspects earlier that said they were arrested early Monday morning by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Ilasamaja Police Station, Police Officer, DPO, Ilasamaja Police Station.
According to Edgal, Maryam confessed to have personally killed four people and that she was under oath.
He said that on July 13, based on a credible source that rival cult groups were fighting in Alafia area of Mushin, detectives from Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, swiftly mobilized to the scene and arrested one Sadiq Oyewunmi and Ihioma Emeka.
“They were subsequently searched, during which two live cartridges and two locally made revolver pistols with ammunition was recovered from them.
“During investigation, the suspects confessed to being members of a secret cult group known as Eye Confraternity. Oyewunmi actually confessed that during their cult activates, his brother, named Waheed Oyewunmi, was shot dead by the rival group called Aye Confraternity, led by the Emaka Ihioma whom he alleged, pulled the trigger of the gun that killed his brother.