By Raymond Osho
ILARO-YEWA: Operatives of the Ogun state Police Command have arrested the Students Union President, of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Adegboye Olatunji and one Olarewaju Taiwo for allegedly involving in cult related activities.
According to a statement made available to StarTrend Int’l magazine & www.startrendinternational.com by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Command’s Spokesperson, on Monday February 10, 2020, the duo were arrested on Sunday, February 9, 2020 following an information received by the police in Ilaro Division that some group of people suspected to be cultists were sighted in a bush at Gbogidi area of Ilaro trying to initiate new members into their dreaded group.
Oyeyemi however regretted that, during the operation, other suspects escaped through the bush.
Recovered from them were full regalia of the dreaded black axe cult group.
Oyeyemi noted that the suspects have been taken to the police custody at Ilaro Divisional Headquarters where they are currently undergoing interrogation.
His words, “The duo were arrested following an information received by police at Ilaro Division from members of the public that some group of people suspected to be cultists were sighted in a bush at Gbogidi area of Ilaro where they were trying to initiate new members into their dreaded group.
”On receiving the information, the DPO Ilaro Division, CSP Olayemi Jacob mobilized his patrol team and swiftly moved to the scene where the two suspects were arrested with the assistance of members of the public while others escaped through the bush.
“The two arrested cultists who are in full regalia of the dreaded black axe cult group have been taken to custody at Ilaro Divisional Headquarters where they are being currently interrogated”.
The commissioner of police CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti cultists section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.”
Meanwhile, the management of the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro through a statement issued by the Deputy Registrar of the Public Relation Unit, Mr. Sola Abiola stated that it has suspended the Polytechnic Student Union President, Adegboyega Olatunji Emmanuel from the school activities.
Abiala said, “This is consequent upon the foiling of the meeting of some cult groups from the neighbouring community by the security architecture and network of the Polytechnic, the Local Vigilante Group in conjunction with the Nigerian Police Force and Directorate of State Security”.
While emphasizing the institution’s zero tolerance to cultism and other vices, Mr. Abiala noted that the suspension is in line with the act establishing the Polytechnic and the provision of the Students Handbook coupled with the polytechnic’s zero tolerance to cultism, pending his appearance before the Students Disciplinary Committee to establish his culpability or otherwise.
However, it was scooped that the Student Union of the institution on the heels of the alleged involvement of their former leader converged early morning of Monday, February 10, 2020 to move a motion for the impeachment of the student leader.