Police in Kwara State, on Tuesday said it had arrested the Vice President of the Federal Polytechnic Offa Students’ Union Government.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Aminu Saleh said the VP, Tajudeen Selim, was arrested for alleged involvement in cultism in Offa Poly, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The CP said that other Offa Poly students: Temitope Omotosho, Adewusi Vincent, an ex-student of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Olanipekun Abimbola, and another suspect, Ayomide Ololade, were arrested for alleged involvement in cultism.
The police commissioner said this through the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, while parading the suspects in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
He said, “These cultists from the Federal Polytechnic Offa blatantly refused to heed our warning and were rounded up by the Anti-Cultism Unit of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, during the process of initiating new members in preparation for an attack.”
Saleh said Akinsebikan George and Gbolahan Ogunleye, were newly initiated, adding that the red and white regalia of Aiye Confraternity, razor blade, calabash and one live cartridge were recovered from the suspects.
But speaking with reporters, Selim, who is a HND two student in the Department of Quantity Surveying, said he was not a cultist.
He said, “Someone came here to accuse us that we are cultists. Since I became the Vice President of the Offa Polytechnic Students’ Union Government, I have not recorded any cult clash.
“I have always been there to settle any problem that could arise. If there is any fracas in the school, the Students’ Union Government would direct me to intervene. That is the reason why I was there.
“I was there the day they arrested the suspected cultists on behalf of the union so that there will be peace on our campus.”