AAU: Police arrests lecturers, professor over alleged cultism

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[Edo]–Not less than three lecturers have been arrested by policemen in Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma over alleged cult-related activities.

Haliru Gwandu, the state Commissioner of Police, disclosed this to journalists in Benin on Tuesday, adding that firearms were recovered from the arrested lecturers.

The commissioner also said that among those arrested was a professor, from whom a double-barrel gun, single-barrel gun and one pump action gun were allegedly recovered.’

“It was a distress call from the community; the university community made a call that cult groups were killing and they killed so many.

“And at the time when they (policemen) went to inspect a site, they discovered more than 14 beheaded students at that particular time,” he said.

“We have a lot of issues with that particular university. There are some senior lecturers that were apprehended with firearms.

“So, we are going to arrest those who are mentoring and those who are real cultists and charge them to court. There is no going back.”

The commissioner expressed displeasure over the high rate of cultism around the institution located in Esan West Local Government Area, which he said had claimed many lives.




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