A 20-year-old woman confessed to killing four people between
December last year and last week after she was arrested by police
operatives attached to Ilasa Division, Lagos.
Mariam Abiola on Monday said she joined the Eiye confraternity after
fleeing from her parent’s home at Abeokuta, Ogun State. She told
reporters she usually wore white Jalabilia and hijab to hide the gun
when going to assassinate her targets.
According to her, she was an armourer and an executioner for the cult
group. She added that they usually gave her the picture of a target and
identify the person’s house. She would then go and carry out the
Abiola said she was paid N10,000 for each of the four persons she
killed for her group at Ilasa, adding that one Sadiq, taught her how to
shoot a gun.
I ran away from my house in Lafenwa Abeokuta to Lagos to look for
work. I met one Mr. Sodiq when I got to Lagos. He took me to his
house at Ilasamaja and initiated me into Eiye cult group.
He took me to an herbalist, who gave me a black substance to eat. He
told me that their work was about killing people. He gave me a gun and
taught me how to shoot. I learnt how to shoot by shooting on the wall.
I shot on the wall three times before I learnt how to shoot. Brother
Sodiq gave three of us guns and pictures of persons to kill. He trained
three of us. Two boys and myself.
I have killed four persons. Each time that I want to go for the killing, I
usually wear a white gown and a white veil (Hijab). Brother Sodiq
usually showed us the target’s house.
We go to the house at night. The two boys will scale the fence and
open the gate for me. We go straight to the apartment and shoot at the
target at close range. None of our targets survived. I killed one guy at
Fadeyi area of Lagos, another one at Hassan in Ilasa, one at Ajeh.
Each time we killed someone, brother Sodiq would pay me N10,000
but he would pay the others N20,000 each. I do not feel bad after
killing anyone because I see it as a job I paid to do.
Parading the suspect, Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal advised
parents to monitor their wards.
He said: “It is worrisome. Her confessions are startling, chronicling the
number of killings. Apart from being an assassin, she was also an
armourer for the gang.”