Men of the Lagos state police command have arrested three students of the University of Lagos, Akoka and another unidentified visitor to the institution for allegedly being members of a cult group.
The students- Fehintola Oluwatobi, a 400 level Biochemistry student; Sunday Fatoki, a 300 level Biochemistry student; and Omotola, a 300 level Biology student-were allegedly arrested at the
university on February 7, 2013.
Dailypost gathered that the arrest was prompted by some gunshots fired during the school’s convocation ceremony on Feburary 5.
According to a student who does not want his name in print, “On the first day of the convocation, we heard gunshots around Amina Hall, near the Faculty of Education.
“Some policemen who were within campus at the time assisted the school security and arrested one of the suspects.
“The suspect was arrested with a locally-made gun and later handed over to the University Security officials who later handed them over to the Sabo police division.”
When the school’s Dean of Students Affairs, Prof Kayode Amud was contacted he said, “I heard just like you that some students were arrested during the convocation week. As I am yet to get full details of that report, I cannot say for certain that the persons in question are actually students of the university.”
However, some police sources told journalist on the condition of anonymity that the students were indeed cultists.
One of them said, “All the suspects in custody are members of the same cult. A certain Opeyemi was the first to be arrested. Subsequent investigationsrevealed that Oluwatobi, Fatoki and Omotola were also cult members.
“They were arrested with two knives and one iron bar. Fatoki in particular was formerly a student of the school until he was dismissed several years ago. It
was the university authorities who transferred the students with the exhibits.”
While confirming the arrest, the Lagos state Police Spokesperson, Ngozi
Braide, said, “Three students were actually handed over to the Lagos Police Command by the UNILAG authorities.
“They are suspected cult members because some knives and charms were found in their possession.
“Investigation is ongoing concerning their activities on campus. The fourth suspect was arrested by the Sabo Police division and was later transferred to SARS.”