Police arrest TASUED undergraduates for cultism

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The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday said its operatives have arrested two students of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, and one other for alleged cultism.

Those arrested were Adekoya Boluwatife Temilade, a 200-level student of the Political Science Department, Adio Oluwafemi Ifeoluwapo, a 300-level level student of Technical Education, and one Agboluaje Okikiola Segun who is said not to be a student.

They were all said to have claimed to be members of Alora Confraternity during a police investigation.

The suspected cultists, according to information posted on the verified Facebook page of the command, were arrested around 3 pm on Wednesday, February 21, by a police patrol team led by the Divisional Police Officer of Igbeba, Ijebu Ode.

The patrol team was said to have been drafted to the university to work with the school’s internal security personnel to ensure law and order for the university’s Students’ Union Government elections scheduled for Thursday (today).

While working with the school’s internal security, the police reportedly intercepted an intelligence suggesting that some unscrupulous cultists were perfecting strategies to disrupt the election, hence the police went after them and got the the three of them arrested.

One locally cut-to-size pistol gun loaded with one live cartridge was found on Adekoya Boluwatife while local concoctions suspected to be criminal charms were found on Adio Oluwafemi.

The statement partly read, “A case of arrest of suspected cultists was reported by the Igbeba Divisional Police Officer while on crime prevention patrol on the 21st of February, 2024 at about 1500hrs.

“Ahead of Tai Solarin University of Education Student Union Election, scheduled to be held between Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd February 2024, a team of policemen drafted to provide security jointly working with the internal security of the school intercepted information that certain suspected cultist had planned to disrupt the election.

“Relying on the credible information the Divisional Police Officer, led a team of surveillance officers and arrested the following students of Tai Solarin University of Education:

“They are Adekoya Boluwatife Temilade, male, a 200-level student of the Political Science Department, Adio Oluwafemi Ifeoluwapo, male, a 300-level student of Technical Education, and Agboluaje Okikiola Segun, a non-student”

Recall that the command had recently arrested no fewer than 52 suspected cultists in the Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects, police said, were arrested following credible intelligence received by the police about the planned cult initiation.