ABEOKUTA – The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun state said it has suspended the Student’s Union President of the institution, Mr. Adegboye Emmannuel Olatunji for alleged involvement in cultism.
The Polytechnic in a press release signed by its Deputy Registrar (Public Relations), Mr. Sola Abiala said, the institution got wind of the students’ leader’s involvement in cultism activities through neighbouring community and the security architecture of the polytechnic.
Abiala said, the Polytechnic suspended him with immediate effect pending his appearance before the Students Disciplinary Committee.
He said, the suspension of Mr. Adegboye was in line with the Act establishing the Polytechnic and the provision of the Student’s 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 re-emphasized its zero tolerance for cultism and other misdemeanors.
Abiala therefore commended the local Vigilante Group in conjunction with Nigerian Police Force and the Directorate of State Security for foiling the initiation attempt by the suspect and his cult group on other students of the institution.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of the former SUG President, Adegboye Emmanuel Olatunji.
In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following intelligence received by Ilaro Police Division that some people suspected to be cultists were sighted in a bush trying to initiate new members.
Oyeyemi added that, upon receiving the information, the DPO Ilaro division, CSP Olayemi Jacob mobilized his patrol team and moved to the scene and arrested the suspect with one Olanrewaju Taiwo.
He said the suspects were arrested 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.