Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested the Students Union Government (SUG) President of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro (FPI), Ogun State, Emmanuel Olatunji for alleged involvement in cult activities.
Olatunji, according to a statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta on Monday, was arrested along side one Olarewaju Taiwo on Sunday, February 9.
The duo were arrested following an information received by the Police at Ilaro divisional headquarters 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 initiating new members into their dreaded group.
On receiving the information, Oyeyemi said, the DPO Ilaro division, CSP Olayemi Jacob mobilised 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 management of the Polytechnic in reaction to the incident has suspended the SUG President over his alleged involvement in cultism.
The Deputy Registrar (Public Relations) of the Polytechnic, Sola Abiala in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta, said the suspension was in line with an act establishing the Polytechnic and the provision of the Students Handbook coupled with the Polytechnic’s zero tolerance to cultism.
Abiala added that the decision was taken by the institution pending the suspect’s appearance before the Students Disciplinary Committee to establish his culpability or otherwise.
The statement read, “This (suspension) 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 Nigerian Police Force and the Directorate of State Security.
“The suspension of Mr. Adegboye 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.
“The Management therefore use this medium to re-emphasize its zero tolerance for cultism and other misdemeanors,” Abiala said.