A self-confessed cultist, Aroba Jamiu, has said members of his cult institution do no longer drink human blood however become very violent when provoked.
He said this when he become paraded alongside different suspected cultists by way of men of the Lagos state Police Command the day past.
Jamiu stated he changed into arrested by means of the Police when he stepped out to buy a cigarette after beginning new individuals in Obalende vicinity of the state.
He instructed newsmen that he become forcefully initiated into cultism.
The suspect, who turned into clad in his confraternity’s full regalia in the course of the parade, disclosed that he become arrested while he got here out of the initiation venue to buy a stick of cigarette.
He stated: “i am the second-in-command, however i am no longer a robber. We just completed initiating new members into our group in a hotel around Obalende and i came out to search for cigarette, once I saw people jogging.
“I stood wherein i was because I did no longer realize what turned into after them. earlier than I knew it, some policemen came and arrested me.
“i used to be initiated into the institution with out my understanding 10 years ago. On that day, a pal invited me for a drink. however on attending to the supposed joint, a few boys held me, blindfolded me and started beating me.
“Later they removed the blindfold and knowledgeable me that I were initiated into Eiye confraternity. earlier than then, I used to think that cult individuals have been students of higher institutions, I by no means predicted to be one due to the fact i am only a welder.
“We do not drink human blood throughout initiation. We simplest become vicious when all and sundry steps on our feet.”
during preliminary research, Jamiu, who confessed to be the institution’s second in-command, was found to have been on the Police wanted list, over an alleged murder of a member of a rival cult member, 5 years ago.
Guns together with axes, knives and cutlasses have been reportedly discovered at the arrested suspects.
Speaking while parading the suspects, Commissioner of Police, Lagos state Police Command, Fatai Owoseni, said the arrest turned into made all through raid at a criminal offense-susceptible vicinity in Obalende area, wherein criminals used as haven.
He said: “some cult groups discover sure days as revenge day. which include August eight (eight/8). extra suspects of the eight/8 phenomenon have been arrested and those are some of them. They might be charged to court therefore.”