Police arrest SUG president, one other for cultism in Ogun

Ogun Police has arrested the Student Union President of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Adegboye Olatunji, for cultism.

He was arrested, on Sunday, alongside with Olanrewaju Taiwo, following a piece of information received by the Ilaro Police Division from members of the public.

In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer of the State Command, the duo, were said to be among some group of people suspected to be cultists during an initiation ceremony for new members having a meeting inside a bush at Gbogidi area of Ilaro.

The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ilaro Division, CSP Olayemi Jacob, was reported to have drafted his men to the scene and got them arrested while others were still on the run.

The duo of Olatunji and Taiwo were found dressed in full regalia of Black Axe cult group and presently in custody of Police.

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Meanwhile, the management of the institution had suspended Olatunji for alleged involvement in cultism.

In a statement by the institution Deputy Registrar (Public Relations), Sola Abiala, his suspension followed the foiling of the meeting of some cult groups, 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 statement reads, “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 misdemeanours.”

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