Three Lecturers In AAU Nabbed For Alleged Cultism

The Edo State Police Command said it arrested some lecturers of the Ambrose Ali University, for allegedly engaging in cult-related activities.

The Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin on Tuesday, added that firearms were recovered from the arrested lecturers.

Gwandu said among those arrested was a professor, from whom a double-barrel gun, single-barrel gun and one pump action gun were allegedly recovered.

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

Gwandu’s statement came less than a week after the command refuted reports that its operatives allegedly brutalised the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the university, Prof. Sunday Edeko.

The commissioner expressed displeasure over the high rate of cultism around the institution located in Esan West Local Government Area, which he said had claimed many lives.

He said there had been distress calls from members of the university community that cult groups were unleashing mayhem in the area.

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

And at the time when policemen went to inspect a site, they discovered more than 14 beheaded students at that particular time,” he said.

He, however, vowed that the police would ensure that the leaders and members of cult groups in the area are arrested and charged to court.


  1. hmmmmm..my former school never gives up on cultism..anti cult please do something o cuz its very open in ekpoma

  2. hmmmm lecturers involved in cultism. God help us

  3. Hmmmmm our educational system is death

  4. God of mercy! When the water spoils from the source, all hopes is lost. How can lecturers who suppose lead the students aright be the one involved in cultism. Unbelievable!

  5. Can you imagine, lecturers providing safe heavens for cultism to strive and they will still be the ones to give lectures as to why youth should shun cultism. The world should do and end jare, I can't deal

  6. Orísírísí! Gud tin dey were caught..

  7. Oladimeji Seun19 April, 2017 14:46

    Who are we to trust now.Lecturers...in cult,, Na waa o.

  8. Cultism has been integrated into Nigerian educational curriculum, We can mitigate and control its effect on campus but can not be fully eradicated! We should @ the back of our minds that until UTME process stops in five years then the school will be free of such occurrences: Logically speaking, Once we have the intakes of Jambites, Their is every tendency to promote this Anti-social vises called cultism.


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