- A cult group member in Abia state, Chinedu Emenike, has revealed in his confession why he joined the gang
- Emenike, a dropout of the Rivers state Polytechnic, said that he joined the Aye confraternity as a student in order to secure a job upon graduation
- Anthony Ogbizi, the Abia state commissioner of police, said that the suspect will be arraigned in court soon
A suspected member of a cult group, Chinedu Emenike, has confessed that he joined a notorious gang while in the higher institution with the hope that he will secure employment after graduation, Punch reports.
After he was arrested by security operatives of the Michael Opara University in Umudike, Umuahia, Abia, Emenike made his confession when he was paraded by the state commissioner of police, Anthony Ogbizi.
During his confession to the crime, Emenike blamed the devil for his involvement in cultism. Claiming to have dropped out of the Rivers state Polytechnic for lack of sponsorship, he said that he maintained his membership of the Aye Confraternity, which he joined on campus, in order to secure a job or get contract through other members of the cult.
Emenike confessed: “It is the work of the devil. I just went to celebrate with my friends that just finished their final year exams in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, when the school security men saw me and found incriminating items on me.
“I am a member of the Aye Confraternity and a former student of the Rivers State Polytechnic. I joined the cult group so that our men can help me with job upon graduation. But I did not graduate because of money. My parents did not have enough money to sponsor me through school, that was why I dropped out.
“I have learnt tiling. I went to MOUAU to see if I could meet any of our members that could just help me out because I came to Umuahia not long ago. I needed job, business connection or any other thing that can sustain me.”
However, Ogbizi said that the suspect would be arraigned for prosecution, following his confessions.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the police in Lagos state, on Friday, March 30, said they had arrested two suspected cultists, simply identified as Kanmi,( also known as Father) and Alami Samuel.
The spokesman of the command, SP Chike Oti, in a statement, confirmed the arrest to newsmen, stressing that they were nabbed on Thursday, March 29, while trying to attack a rival gang member at Illasamaja area of Lagos.
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