Three members of the Hakika Islamic sect were paraded at the Katsina State Police Command on Friday for conspiring and having carnal knowledge of a married woman under the pretence of indoctrinating her into their sect.
Trouble began when her husband, Isiyaku, returned to his Wardanga village in Bakori LGA of Katsina State after spending over a year in Lagos in search of brighter pastures and discovered his wife with a four-month-old baby girl.
Isiyaku, who had left his wife, Zainab Ahmed, with her parents in Unguwar Dantalle village, Tandama, Danja LGA of Katsina State, learned that she had been impregnated after three members of the Hakika Islamic sect from the same village brainwashed her and had sexual intercourse with her.
Abdullahi Isiyaku, 30, raced to the Danja Police Division and informed the authorities of the situation.
Zainab Ahmed revealed during the investigation that she had expressed interest in joining the sect, to which they informed her that the initiation/indoctrination process entails them having sexual intercourse with her, which she consented to.
“When I informed them I wanted to join the cult, they told me that one of the requirements was that they had carnal knowledge of me. Zainab remarked, “I consented, and the three of them did, and then they inducted me into the cult.”
Tukur Danazumi, 19, Abubakar Yahuza, 20, and Rufa’i Sanusi, 27, all members of the Hakika Islamic Sect, denied having sexual relations with her but confessed initiating her into the sect.
“We didn’t have carnal knowledge of her, as she claimed; we just inducted her into the cult, which we did with her brother, who is also a member of our group.
“We know the police are a house of truth, and they are capable of bringing the truth to light in this instance.
One of the accused added, “We ask the authorities to do a DNA test to help discover the reality of this case.”
The Hakika cult is accused of recruiting and indoctrinating followers into extremist teachings similar to those of Boko Haram.
Non-observance of the five daily required prayers, non-observance of the Ramadan fast, promotion of fornication and adultery, among other things, are reported to be among the sect’s activities.