I Did It to Avoid Being Killed – Nigerian Student Explains Why He Joined a Cult


A Nigerian student has opened up on why he joined the Aiye Confraternity in his school and how he went about joining.

A student of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos State, Michael Emeka, has confessed to belonging to Aiye Confraternity, saying he spent part of his school fee to mark his initiation into the group.

According to Punch Metro, Emeka, also, claimed he joined the group to avoid being killed.

Twenty-five-year-old Emeka said apart from drinks he bought with the school fee, he also paid N25,000 to cement his membership of the group.

Punch Metro learnt that Emeka, who had been on the wanted list of the police, was trailed to a place in Ijanikin sometime in February 2017.

He was eventually tracked down on the premises of the Nigerian Foreign Service Academy on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, while charms and a locally-made pistol were recovered from him.

The Imo State indigene told our correspondent that he got the charms from the cult leader to fortify himself against gunshots.

He said, “I was initiated into the cult group in 2013. I joined the group to avoid being killed.”

Owoseni said the suspect had been terrorising Ijanikin and its environs, adding that he would be charged to court soon.


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