By Agbo Sunday,Abakaliki
Command of Ebonyi State Police said it has apprehended five students of Ebonyi State University, EBSU, Abakaliki who are members of various secret cults and have been terrorizing the state’s Ivory Tower.
The men of the underworld were said to be arrested at the Presco Campus of the institution even as four of them are still on the trail.
A statement by the Police spokesperson, DSP Jude Madu, said the cultists were terrorizing students in their hostels, inflicting injuries on them and carting-away the property of their victims.
A locally made pistol with life ammunition and other instruments of violence were said to be recovered from the cultists.
The statement read, “The DPO ‘B’ Division CSP Felix Nwokeke and his men through a distress call arrested two (2) out of four (4) cultists who were terrorizing Presco Campus of Ebonyi State University.
“The arrested cultists are: Chika Odili Udeogu aged 22 years, native of Iboko Izzi of Ebonyi State, undergraduate of Bio-Tech of EBSU 200 level and Izekwe Ossy 17 years from Ngbo Ohaukwu, undergraduate of EBSU 100level Industrial Chemistry.
“Also arrested are Mba Jacob ‘m’ 24 yrs 400-level Computer Science Student, Otah Okechukwu Obasi ‘m’ 22 yrs 400 level Geology Student, Valentine Simon ‘m’ 25 yrs 400-level Industrial Physics student. All of them are of Ebonyi State University and members of TWO-TWO Cult Confraternity.
“These same cultists were reported to have terrorized several hostels, inflicted wounds on fellow students, destroyed and even robbed properties from fellow students from their hideouts. A locally made Pistol with life ammunition and other instruments of violence were recovered from them.
“Also recovered from them is locally-made Revolver Pistol with one life ammunition. The suspects will soon be charged to court”, he said He also said an Anti-Kidnapping led DSP Dan Etuk arrested some members of a notorious kidnapping gang that operate within Ivo-Ishiagu-Lokpanta-Enugu.