A 25-year-old Nigerian man, identified as Tobi Adegoke, who was recently arrested with others for occultism has revealed why he joined the cult. According to him he joined the Aiye cult because he was promised an opportunity to meet Davido so he could help his music career move to the next level.
Adegoke was part of 27 suspected cultists arrested from various parts of Lagos and paraded by Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal.
He told the Police:
“I am an Aiye member. I have been in the cult for about two years. I was told that Davido was a member and if I joined, I will be able to meet him.
“It was the guy who initiated me that said so. He said he worked for Davido and that it will be easy access. But since I joined, I have not met Davido. They told me I’ll become a very popular musician but see where I am now.
“I am renouncing my membership of Aiye. I will never belong to any cult again. They should look at my face very well. They will never see me in their midst again.
“I lived at Oniru in Lekki. I used to be a domestic help. Since I joined, I have not done anything bad. I have not killed anybody. I just wanted to be a famous musician.
Urging other aspiring musicians to be patient, Adegoke said he regretted being on the fast lane, adding that if he had remained steadfast, he would not have landed into trouble.
Another suspect, Biodun Alade, 22, said he joined his own group about four months ago, but insisted the teardrop tattoo on his left eye was not a cult symbol.
On the other hand, several others denied being cultists, insisting they were arrested during random raids carried out by policemen in their neighbourhoods.