Wednesday, March 22, 2017

25 suspected cultists arrested at Oko Poly

NO fewer than 25 persons were on Tuesday arrested for cult activities at Federal Polytechnic, Oko , Anambra State.

The Public Relations Officer of the polytechnic , Mr . Obini Onuchukwu , said the management of the Federal Polytechnic Oko had zero tolerance for cult activities.

Onuchukwu said the institution ’s anti - cult group alerted the police and other security agencies and jointly swooped on the miscreants at their initiation ground in the early hours of Monday .
He said the anti - cult group , through its intelligence network, gathered some days earlier before the attack that some cult members were going to strike around the vicinity of the institution and immediately took steps to forestall such .

It was gathered that some cult groups from other institutions of higher learning planned a mass recruitment of members , comprising students of Federal Polytechnic, Oko , and indigenes of communities surrounding the institution.

Some years ago , various cult groups voluntarily renounced their membership before the polytechnic community and performed a ritual popularly known as “sinking the ship ,” meaning that such cult groups would never operate in that location for a period of not less than five years .

The PR stated that beyond the renunciation , the rector empowered the anti - cult group to check any further activities of the miscreants .

He said, “Cultism is one area the rector has done so well. The three campuses of the polytechnic are operating at a zero level presence of cultism due to his proactive style of leadership and preparations .
“It is on record that the host communities can at least sleep with their two eyes closed on issue of cultism since Onu came on board , unlike in the past.

“Our anti - cult group is doing well such that other institutions within the state come to hire their services . The rector has established rapid response and quick intervention and other sub - anti - cult groups to sustain the fight against cultism . ”

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