The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun has suspended the President of the Institution’s Student Union Government (SUG) , Mr Olatunji Adegboye for alleged involvement in cultism.
This is contained in a statement issued on Monday by the institution’s Deputy Registra, Sola Abiala.
Abiala noted that the suspension was consequent upon the foiling of the meeting of some cult groups from neighbouring community by the security architecture and network of the Polythecnic , the Local Vigilante Group in conjunction with Nigerian Police Force and the Directorate of State Security Service
“The suspension of 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,” he said .
The deputy registra reemphasised the school management zero tolerance for cultism and other misdemeanors.
Meanwhile, the State Police command in a statement on Monday said it had arrested Adegboye and one Taiwo Olanrewaju for cultism.
According to the police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested on Sunday, Feb. 9.
Oyeyemi said that the duo were arrested following an information received by police at Ilaro division from members of the public that some group of people suspected to be cultists were sighted in a bush at Gbogidi area of Ilaro .
“They were trying to initiate new members into their dreaded group.
“On receiving the information, the DPO Ilaro division, CSP Olayemi Jacob , mobilized 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,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Kenneth Ebrimson , has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti cultists section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for Discreet Investigation.