A woman, Bose Christopher, has been arrested for alleged involvement in cultism, 24 hours to her proposed wedding ‘introduction’ in Abeokuta.
The police said the suspect was arrested by the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, during the initiation of cult members in a hotel.
They said Miss Christopher had gone to the initiation ceremony with a boyfriend when she was arrested alongside other suspected cultists.
The accused spoke with PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday while being paraded alongside 30 other members of the cult group at the police headquarters, Eleweran in Abeokuta.
“It is true, I went with my boyfriend to the party and it is also true that my wedding introduction was scheduled to hold the following day I went to the ceremony with my boyfriend,” she said.
But Miss Christopher denied being a member of the cult group or knowing that her boyfriend, who she claimed she started a relationship with two weeks earlier, was a cultist.
“I met him (boyfriend) about two weeks ago and I never knew he is a cult member. He just called me after I closed from the shop to join him at the party,” she said.
The suspect who claimed to be a fashion designer, also disclosed that her intended husband had since stopped communicating with her since her arrest by the police.
In a related development, the police paraded 35 suspects for offences ranging from armed robbery, impersonation, kidnapping to rituals.
The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ilyasu, while parading the suspects on Wednesday, disclosed that they were arrested at different locations in the state.
He added that a number of exhibits which include arms and ammunition, snatched vehicles, military uniforms and human parts were recovered from the suspects.
The police boss said the suspects would be charge to court without any delay after police investigations.
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