Suspect: My Brother Initiated Me Into Cultism With Gin


At 28, Sani Rilwan has been a member of the Black axe Confraternity for five years however the law caught up with him recently whilst a clash with a rival cult organization, Eye Confraternity in Badagry, led to the demise of  contributors of the latter group.

in line with Rilwan, he become passing via Eiye territory in Badagry a few days earlier than the incident when some of the members of the group threatened him with a gun.

He left the scene and few days later mobilised the contributors of his personal cult group to the scene.

but Rilwan, a laptop graphics dressmaker, denied understanding who did the capturing once they got to the scene.

He said, “After the chance I obtained, I knowledgeable a member of my institution named Nami, who mobilised other contributors and instructed me to take him there.

“I realize six of the eight of us who went there. The last  have been introduced through Nami. while we got to the eye boys’ base in Vlekete, Badagry, taking pictures began and i ran away.”

It become learnt that by the point dusts settled,  members of the attention Confraternity – Ajilero Idowu (22) and Anweto Adebayo (28) – had been shot useless with the aid of members of Rilwan’s institution on August 27.

but Rilwan insisted he was not one of the shooters.

He changed into arrested 4 days after the incident alongsides six others – Adewale Kazeem (23), Olajide Zanu (21), Adebisi Adekunle (35), Tunde Adekanbi (32), Ogunlade Femi (28), Olufemi Babatunde (30).

They were paraded with different suspects by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos kingdom Command, Mr. Edhal Imohimi, on Thursday.

Explaining how he became a member of the confraternity, Rilwan stated he became invited to a celebration without knowing it turned into a cult initiation.

“On our way, the automobile diverted to a bush and we were all told to disembark at a point. They commenced beating us. After the beating, they advised us we have been now Aiye (Black awl) members,” he said.

two other members of his gang told reporters that they were initiated in comparable style.

however Adekunle, who's a member of the attention Confraternity, which lost two of its members in the clash, stated his elder brother initiated him in their dwelling room 10 years ago.

He said, “sooner or later, he referred to as me into his living room and instructed me to kneel and near my eyes. He slapped me difficult throughout the face. Then he advised me to face and open my eyes.



“He drank gin and spat it in my eyes and introduced that I had now emerge as a member of the attention Confraternity.

“rapidly after i was initiated, my mother and father relocated to Badagry and that i joined up with other cult boys inside the metropolis. i have by no means killed all of us in my life.

“i was in my shop whilst the police arrested me because someone had pointed me out as a cult member.”

The commissioner of police stated the suspects could be charged to court as quickly as feasible.

Imohimi said over the past one week, five kidnapping suspects have been arrested within the kingdom whilst six guns and sixteen stay cartridges had been recovered from criminals.

according to him, his men additionally arrested contributors of a gang which disbursed cocaine, heroin and Indian hemp in Surulere, Lagos.

He said, “At about 7.15pm on Sept. 11, the gang individuals were going for a robbery after they have been spotted with the aid of contributors of the local security who alerted our guys.

“The activate information we received allowed our operatives to transport in and arrest the suspects.

“investigation showed that the institution led with the aid of Saidi Kuku specialised in the distribution of difficult tablets, cocaine, heroin, codeine.

“the ones arrested are Saidi Kuku (43), Jennifer Njagua (22) Abibat Fatai (32), Lola Oladunmoye (25), Michael Ogunferem (37) and Segun Badmus (27).”

Imohimi said one of the predominant thrusts of his policing plans might be to move after drug sellers.

He defined that there's a close connection between crimes and drug abuse.

“this is why i have charged all area commanders and divisional police officers to pick out kiosks and places where they promote cocaine and heroin in place of sit down in their offices,” he stated.

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