A final year student of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUST and a graduate of Cross River State University has been apprehened by the nigeria Police during a cult initiation ceremony near the back gate of the university.
Spokesman of the police in the state, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, who confirmed the arrest of two students for alleged cult activities, said that a Beretta pistol and three rounds of 9mm ammunition, dangerous weapons and charms for initiations were among items recovered from them.
It was revealed that the students took a membership oath, which included licking each other’s blood and drinking different concoctions, before learning and reciting membership greeting codes.
He said 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, noting that seven suspected cultists were also arrested.
He 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.”
Police further appealed to the public to assist them with useful information to fight crime to a standstill in the state.
The case will be handle by the criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the command before it goes to trial.
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