18 secondary school students arrested over cult activities

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Secondary school students were arrested in Ogun for engaging in cult-related activities.

Eighteen teenagers of two separate secondary schools have been arrested for cultism in Ogun State.

Officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, said the students were arrested in their schools.

The Public Relations Officer of the Corps, Kareem Olanrewaju, who disclosed this to journalists on Thursday in Abeokuta, said that seven of the students were arrested at Nazareth High School in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the State; while 11 were arrested at Lisabi Grammar School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.

Mr. Olanrewaju said the seven Secondary School Students of Nazareth High School were caught while they were initiating some students into cultism on Tuesday.

The eleven students of Lisabi High School were apprehended on Thursday for breaching the peace in the school, an occurrence that exposed their involvement in cultism.

“These seven students of Nazareth were arrested at the school premises while they were initiating new members into cultism by making incision on their bodies,” the NSCDC spokesperson disclosed.

“We also arrested eleven students of Lisabi High School for conducting themselves in a way that breached peace in the school,” he said.

The NSCDC spokesperson said the students will not be charged to court because they are of non-prosecutable age.

“We will not charge them to court because of their age; they are underage and cannot be prosecuted. The command will meet with the Ministry of Education in the state to decide what to do to the

students,” he said.

“We observed that, they have been misguided, now that they have been caught, there is need to guide them, we will give them right knowledge.

“We want the government to introduce civic education in secondary schools so as to reduce the level of this immorality amongst our children,” Mr. Olanrewaju added.