A suspected cultist identified as Tijani Olagunju has revealed how he killed three people to get promotion to the number two position in the group.
According to the suspect who is a member of the Eiye Confraternity in the Ilorin Zone, he killed members of the rival cult with the pistol of his late father, Army Captain, AbdulAzeez Olagunju.
Tijani disclosed that his group appointed him as the executioner of rival cult members in superiority brawls.
The suspect disclosed this while being paraded by the Kwara State Police Command.
Tijani while speaking with newsmen disclosed that he dropped out of the University of Ilorin, adding that he joined the cult gang in 2019.
He noted that the benefits that come with being the number two person in the zone include food, drinks, women and money.
Tijani said, “My gang members picked me as their hitman (executioner) to accelerate my rise to the number two position in the Ilorin zone.”
The spokesman of the command, Ajayi Okasanmi while parading the suspect noted that he was arrested for belonging to a gang of thieves and cult gangs.
Okasanmi said, “the suspect during one of the cult’s escapades, himself and the other suspects at large, armed with one English Pistol and a locally fabricated pistol went and attacked and killed one Ismaila Alabi a.k.a Abbey, a barber at his barbing shop in Agbooba area of Ilorin on 21st of April.
“Tijani further confessed that sometime in February 2021 he also shot and killed one Emmanuel, a student of Human kinetic Education, University of Ilorin, in a bid to fast track his ascension to the top position in his cult group. Upon enquiry as to the source of his weapons, he confirmed that he took possession of his late father’s pistol, a retired army captain which he used in the killings he participated.
“The pistol according to him is currently with a member of the eiye cult group presently at large. Investigation into the matter is ongoing for possible arrest and prosecution of the suspects.”