I feel sorry for family of my victims - Suspected cultist pleads

I feel sorry for family of my victims - Suspected cultist pleads

- A suspected notorious cultist, Ogunlaja Elijah, has felt sorry for the families of his victims

- Elijah, who was arrested longside two other cultists, said he was lured into cultism by his friend

- The notorious cult member also admitted to killing two people in 2018 and collecting their belongings

A suspected notorious cultist, Ogunlaja Elijah terrorising the residents of Shomolu/Bariga area, has sought for forgiveness from the families of those he unleashed mayhem prior his arrest by the Lagos police command.

28 year-old Elijah, who was paraded by the police command on Tuesday, April 2, alongside two other suspected cultists, Yesuru Adesanya and Kunle Osnowo, said he was remorseful of his past deeds, Vanguard reports.

Elihaj said he was lured into cultism during a burial party of his friend's father in Osun state, adding that since then he has been terror-personified.

He also admitted to killing two people in 2018 and carting away their belongings.

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Recounting his journey into cult practice, Elijah said: ''I live in Oworoshoki area of Lagos. I was initiated into cultism in 2016 when I accompanied my friend to his father’s burial in Osun state. When we came back to Lagos, I started my cult gang.

“Sometime last year, there was trouble and they shot one of my friends. Also in November last year, my cousin was killed during a clash with a rival gang.

“At the end of the clash, I killed two people. One of them was from Benue state. I shot him and another person he came with and collected their belongings.

“When the police arrested me , I was charged to court but was released in March, 2019. Since my return from prison , I have been visiting the hospital to see my ailing mother. I feel sorry for the family of the people I killed.”

Yesuru Adesanya, on his part, said he was lured into the practice by his friend who capitalised on his illiteracy.

He said immediately he was initiated into Eye confraternity, he joined the Jibowu NURTW to perpetrate his evils.

He said: “My friend capitalised on my illiteracy to lure me into cultism. Immediately I got to Fadeyi, I called him. But to my shock, people surrounded me and asked me to pull off my clothes. That was how I was initiated into cultism.

''I have not killed anyone since I joined Eiye confraternity. And I am not part of those terrorising Shomolu/ Bariga. Immediately I was initiated, I joined NURTW at Jibowu.

The third suspect, a 38-year- old, Kunle Osnowo, said he was sorry for his engagement in the cult practice.

According to him, government must hold peace talk with members of the community if it wanted to put the end to cultism.

He said: ''If the government want to put an end to cult related activities, they must hold peace talks within the community, considering the fact that there are different cult gangs in different areas.''

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) had announced the arrest of the suspected killers of a young Nigerian man, Kolade Johnson, who was hit by a stray bullet during a police raid in Lagos.

Police gave their names as Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan and Sgt Godwin Orji, adding that they had been apprehended and subjected to internal disciplinary procedures.

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