A suspected cultist has confessed to the operatives of the Nigerian Police in Kwara State on the reason for his involvement in cult-related activities.
The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Olusola Amore, on Thursday in Ilorin, told news correspondents that a suspect identified Salisu Imam, has blamed unemployment for his involvement in cult-related activities.
While making his cofession to reporters, the suspect stated that he was lured into cultism by one of his unnamed friends, who, he said, told him that membership of a cult would guarantee him daily meals, adding that he fell for the bait because he had no job and was always hungry.
He said, “I was jobless and so hungry. One of my friends told me to join the Aiye cult group, that once I am a member, my daily meals are guaranteed. These friends have been taking care of me before they introduced me to cultism and I was left with no option but to play along with them.”
The police boss said following the aftermath of cult killings that took place in Ilorin metropolis and the determination of the command to arrest the culprits, three suspects, Ibrahim Imam, Salisudeen Imam and Saheed Mubaraq were nabbed.
He stated that during interrogation, the suspects confessed to being members of Eiye and Aiye confraternities, adding that they also confessed to have been involved in series of attacks that took place in Ilorin, adding that three live cartridges and charms were recovered from the suspects.