Crime

ILAROPOLY SUG President, One Student, Nabbed over Alleged Cultism

Men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Command have arrested the president of the Students’ Union Government of Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Adegboye Olatunji and one Olarewaju Taiwo for alleged cultism.

A statement by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi said the duo were arrested following an information received 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 initiate new members into their dreaded group.

Mr. Oyeyemi explained that the Divisional Police Officer, Ilaro Division, Mr. Olayemi Jacob who received the information, mobilized his patrol team and moved to the scene where the two suspects were arrested, while others escaped through the bush.

He added that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kenneth Ebrimson had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-cultists section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCID, for discreet investigation.

Meanwhile, the authorities of the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, says it has suspended the institution’s SUG president, Adegboye Olatunji.

A statement by the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Sola Abiala said the suspension of Adegboye was in line with the polytechnic’s zero tolerance for cultism, pending his appearance before the Students’ Disciplinary Committee, SDC, to establish his culpability or otherwise.

Olajumoke Idowu

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