Aiye Cult Member, Yahoo Boy Who Attempted To Kill Mother For Yahoo Plus Ritual In Lagos Arrested
A young man identified as Taiwo Akinola has been arrested after his left his mother half-dead in his desperate bid to use her for money ritual.
29-year-old Akinola, a suspected member of the dreaded Aiye cult attacked his mother on Sunday around 8:30am after luring her from her provision store in front of their house into her room.
He allegedly sent her grandson, on an errand in order to enable him to carry out the attack.
The incident which happened at 2 Raji Ajanaku street in Ayobo area of Lagos sent fear down the spine of residents.
Here is what Lagos Police spokesperson, Chike Oti said about the attack:
“In a carefully thought out plan to kill his mother, Taiwo, said to be a staunch member of the notorious Aiye Confraternity, went to the victim’s provision store in front of their apartment. There, he told his mother to meet him inside the house for an important discussion.
“At the same time, he sent his nephew, Faruk, to go and buy him white handkerchief and a stick of cigarette.
“But as soon as his mother entered the house, the suspect attacked her, smashing a plank on her head with, pressing iron and a UPS charger to ensure she did not survive the ferocious attack.
“When Faruk returned, he did not see his grandmother in the shop so he went into the house only to see the poor woman lying in a pool of blood.
“Shocked by what he saw, the boy raised the alarm which attracted neighbours to the scene. They called the police from Ayobo Division, who arrested the suspect.
“They also secured the scene for further investigation by the police forensic experts attached to the Homicide Section at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba.”
According to him, the Commissioner of Police (CP) Imohimi Edgal, paid the initial hospital bill before doctors could attend to her.
Oti alleged that the suspect had confessed that he was asked to kill his mother to advance his cyber fraud business (yahoo business) to the bloody or ritual level (yahoo plus).
“When his room was searched, the following exhibits were recovered – two calabashes with one containing human skull and the other, a mixture of dark concoction, a plank perforated with nails and stained with blood; a pressing iron stained with blood; a white handkerchief with which he wanted to scoop the victim’s blood and a bottle containing oil and labelled Back To Sender,” he said.