Police Nab Final Year Student During Cult Initiation In Rivers, Foils Clash Between Two Rival GroupsLatest News, News From The State Friday, November 28th, 2014
From Ignatius Okpara
Police in Rivers State have apprehended a final year student of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUST, while undergoing cult initiation.
The initiation exercise, the police said, was taking place in a nearby bush close to the back gate of the university before the security operative swooped on them.
A statement from the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the DSP Ahmad Muhammad, also disclosed that a graduate of Cross River State University was also arrested during the ceremony.
It added that a Beretta pistol and three rounds of 9mm ammunition were among items recovered from the cult group.
The command image-maker, further hinted that the Police also foiled what would have been a major cult clash between two rival cult groups at Okwuzi in Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of the state.
According to the PPRO, seven suspected cultists have also been arrested in connection with that.
Muhammad said: “similarly, on same day at about 1:30p.m., information received had it that some suspected cultists were sighted with arms near the back gate of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUST, Port Harcourt, initiating new members. A team of policemen stormed the area and arrested the suspects.”
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