We Were Initiated Against Our Will At A Party – Aiye Cult MembersDetectives attached to Area J Police Command, Elemoro, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos state have arrested eight suspected cultists.The suspects are reportedly part of those that had been terrorizing Ikota Community.In their confession, they said they were tricked into becoming cult members and were initiated against their will at a birthday party.They said they thought of running away, but admitted it was like running away from ones shadow.They were arrested by a team of policemen led by Sergeant Etebi Enahoro, New Telegraph reports.According to Enahoro, “The suspects were arrested after they allegedly started shooting sporadically on July 16, 2016, at Ilaje, Ajah, around 7pm.The police sergeant said they went about on two motorbikes, snatching money from people and shooting sporadically.Six of them – Olayinka Agbeto 35, Kunle Odeyemi 29, Lekan Adekoya 26, Balogun Ahmed 22 and Ayobami Ahmed 20, were arrested and taken to police station, police discovered they and four other suspected cult members, Sylvester Bibra 34, aka Gardafi, Dare 27, aka Shokey and Michael Ojintan 20, earlier arrested, knew one another.“They all belonged to the same Aiye confraternity,” Enahoro added, noting that presently, the police are hunting for Ogbowon, Dammy, Segun Okondo, Lekan, Ijooba, Jungle, Bariga, Biggy, Idris, Jelili, Corner Stone, Lawal and others.On how he was tricked and initiated, 20-year-old Ahmed said, “I belonged to Aiye confraternity. I was initiated at Ibadan. I was initiated by my brother, Kehinde. He invited me to a birthday party.“Moreover, I liked the way Kehinde used to behave. But I didn’t tell him that I wanted to become a cult member.”On his part, 34-year-old Bibra, said he was initiated by a friend.He said, “A friend of mine invited me to a birthday party. On the day of the party, I met him at Ajah Roundabout. He made a call and a commercial bus, filled with men, came to pick us. I thought they too were going to the party.“After driving for a while, one of them suddenly brought out a black band and blindfolded me. I was scared. I thought they wanted to kill me. The bus drove off again. I started crying and begging them not to kill me.“They ordered me to shut up. They said if I cried, made a noise or beg, they would shoot me, so, they took me somewhere, pulled off my clothes and started beating me. They later bundled me back into the bus.“When they removed the blindfold from my eyes, they told me I had become a member of Aiye confraternity. I was angry with my friend. I didn’t ask for it. Why did he do that tome?“I didn’t want to participate in any of their operation, but I was told I would be killed if I refused. If you don’t go for operation or cooperate with them after initiation, they would kill you. I can tell you that every one of us here, were tricked into becoming a cult member. It was never our wish.”The police sergeant stated that investigations were on and efforts are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspects.