The police in Ogun State have arrested a suspected cultist for trying to disrupt a school examination.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, identified the suspect as Ojo Akinola Iyanu.
He said the suspect was nabbed on October 26 at the Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state.
This followed credible intelligence gathered by the police that some students who belong to a cult group had concluded plans to disrupt the school examination which was rescheduled after the settlement of crisis between the school management and the students.
“Having not prepared for the examination, some of the student cultists enacted plan to ensure that the examination did not take place,” the police spokesman said via a statement.
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Acting on the intelligence, the DPO at Igbesa, SP Abayomi Adeniji, in collaboration with other security agencies decided to properly screen all the students before coming to examination hall right from the main gate.
The police spokesman explained that while the screening was going on, the suspect and one other who was late identified as “Aloma” were intercepted with a black bag. While searching the bag, the second boy took to his heels while Ojo Akinola Iyanu was quickly arrested.
Recovered from the bag was one locally made pistol loaded with one live cartridge.
“On interrogation, he confessed being a member of the dreaded Aye confraternity. He confessed further that, his group decided to disrupt the examination because the examination came suddenly and met them unprepared,” the police spokesman added.
Reacting to the arrest, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
The police commissioner also ordered that the remaining members of the group be hunted for and brought to book.