Three lecturers of the Ambrose Ali University have been arrested by the Edo state police for allegedly engaging in cult-related activities.
The Edo state commissioner of police, Haliru Gwandu, who made this known on Tuesday, April 18, expressed that firearms were recovered from the arrested academics.
He stated that a double-barrel gun, single-barrel gun and one pump action gun were recovered from a professor. He said: “The professor was arrested, he was granted bail. The case is under investigation.”
The commissioner expressed that a distress call was made to the command that explained that cultists were causing mayhem in the area.
Gwandu said: “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 we went to inspect a site, we discovered more than 14 dead students at that particular time.”
He further added that more arrest would be made to put a stop to unrest caused by cultists in the state. 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.”
NAIJ.com gathered that there had been a high rate of cultism activities around the institution which is located at the Esan West local government area of the state.
According to The Punch, the arrest was made less than a week after the command denied reports that its operatives allegedly brutalized the Dean of the university’s Faculty of Law, Sunday Edeko.
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