A 14 year old boy identified as David Okon has been stabbed to death by members of a Cross Rivers state based cult group named Skylo after he refused to join the cult group. According to Mr Henry Fadairo, the state Police commissioner who spoke to the Sun, David was stabbed to death by one Ita in the group at T junction, Ikot Ekpo, 8 Miles in Calabar, the state capital on February 4th.
Ita and some of his cult members had accosted David with the intent of luring him once again after they had tried for several months and his refusal caused them to stab him to death. The police investigations led to the arrest of some members of the cult group pictured above. They are Okon, 15-years old, Effiong, 18-years Etim, 18-years and Ekpo 15-years old.
While confessing to stabbing David to death, Ita said
“I am a member of “Skylo” group. We used to terrorize Calabar residents.When Okon was called to join the “Skylo” group, we started putting pressure on him to join. When he was adamant by refusing to join us, we have to murder him by stabbing him at the back,” he confessed.
Other members of a different cult group called Columbo boys were arrested during Police investigations. One of the members of the gang while he was interrogated, said asides cult activities, they were involved in Armed robbery
“We are members of “Columbo boys.” Apart from cultism, we robbed innocent people. We used to initiate our peer group to join our members. We have robbed several and initiated people as members.
The Commissioner said the suspects would soon be charged to court.