Ogun State Police arrested a suspected cultist for attempting to disrupt a school exam.
In a statement released Thursday, state police public relations officer Abimbola Oyeyemi identified the suspect as Ojo Akinola Iyanu.
He said the suspect was arrested on October 26 at the Ogun State Institute of Technology in Igbesa, in the Ado Odo Ota local government area, in the state.
This followed credible information gathered by the police that some students belonging to a sectarian group had made plans to disrupt the school exam which was rescheduled after the crisis between the school administration and the students was resolved. .
“Not having prepared for the exam, some of the cultist students put in place a plan to ensure that the exam did not take place,” the police spokesperson said in a statement.
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Acting on the intelligence, the DPO in Igbesa, SP Abayomi Adeniji, together with other security agencies, decided to properly screen all students before going into the examination room directly from the main door.
The police spokesperson explained that during the search, the suspect and another person identified late as “Aloma” were intercepted with a black bag. While searching the bag, the second boy fled while Ojo Akinola Iyanu was quickly arrested.
A locally made pistol loaded with an actual cartridge was recovered from the bag.
“During his interrogation, he confessed to being a member of the formidable Aye brotherhood. He further confessed that his group decided to interrupt the exam because the exam came suddenly and met them without preparation, ”added the police spokesperson.
Reacting to the arrest, State Police Commissioner Lanre Bankole ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for a discreet investigation.
The police commissioner also ordered the remaining members of the group to be hunted down and made to book.