Some lecturers of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma have been arrested by the Edo state police command over alleged cult-related activities.


Haliru Gwandu, the state commissioner of police, made this known to journalists in Benin on Tuesday.

Gwandu said a double-barrel gun, single-barrel gun and one pump action gun were recovered from one of the arrested academics, a professor.

“The professor was arrested. He was granted bail. The case is under investigation,” he said.


The commissioner said the arrests were made in response to distress calls from members of the university community.

“It was a distress call from the community; the university community made a call that cult groups were killing and they killed so many,” he said.

“And at the time when they (policemen) went to inspect a site, they discovered more than 14 beheaded students at that particular time.


“We have a lot of issues with that particular university. There are some senior lecturers that were apprehended with firearms.

“So, we are going to arrest those who are mentoring and those who are real cultists and charge them to court. There is no going back.”

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