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Housemaid, 15, strangles madam’s son ‘under cult order’

A 15-year-old housemaid, Odo Chiamaka, arrested for allegedly strangling her madam’s six-month-old son, Jayden Osokolo, in Lagos, said she was controlled spiritually by her occult members.…

A 15-year-old housemaid, Odo Chiamaka, arrested for allegedly strangling her madam’s six-month-old son, Jayden Osokolo, in Lagos, said she was controlled spiritually by her occult members.

The girl, who was paraded by the state commissioner of police, Abiodun Alabi, along with 230 other suspects, revealed that she only worked with her madam for two months before the incident.

“My name is Chiamaka Odo and I am 15 years old, from Anambra State. When I was in primary school, one of my friends called Ameri gave me biscuits and sweets during lunch break. After eating the biscuits, in the night, I found myself at a place where they welcomed me.

“When I was coming to Lagos, they said I should bring blood but I said no. We did meetings and I told them to send me to do another thing and they asked what I want. I told them I don’t want to shed any blood but I can do any other thing. They asked me what I was coming to do in Lagos and I told them nanny work.

“So, on the night of March 5, they asked me to bring the baby I was looking after, I said I won’t bring the baby and they said they will strangle me if I don’t bring the baby.

“I refused to bring the baby and I begged them but they didn’t agree. So, they gave me a baby bath and said I should call the baby four times, I called the baby’s name four times and blood filled the bath.  That is what happened.

“I want to leave the cult but I don’t know how to do it. If I want to go to church on Sunday, I won’t be able to walk again. They will make me tired until church dismisses,” she said.

Parading the suspect, the Lagos State Police boss, who was represented by the command’s spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the suspect would soon be charged to court.