Four Students Arrested After Cult Initiation Rites

Four secondary school students have been
arrested by the police in Ondo over their alleged
involvement in Cultism.
The suspects identified as Lawal Lateef, 18, Felix
Victor, 17, Nsoani Stephen, 18 and Festus Francis,
18 were caught by a patrol team of the Anti-
robbery Squad of the Command arrested the
students on Akure-Owo road, near the Emure-Ile
junction, shortly after their initiation rites with
dangerous weapons and charms for initiations
recovered from them.
The PPRO, Wole Ogodo who confirmed their arrest
revealed that the teenage students took a
membership oath, including licking each other’s
blood and drinking different concoctions, before
they recited and learned membership greeting
codes.
It was gathered that the arrested students attend
St. Francis High School on Oke Aro road in Akure,
the state capital.
According to Mr. Ogodo, a fetish axe on a rope
and a reddish piece of cloth were recovered from
the students along with a small calabash in which
the concoction might have been made.
“The students were apprehended as they were
returning to Akure from Owo and [they]
confessed,” the spokesman said. “They had been
in the bush for initiation between 1am and 4am.”
The case will be handled by the Criminal
Investigation Department (CID) of the Command
before it goes to trial.

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