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
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
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.