Eleven students of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU) in Ekpoma have been arrested over their alleged involvement in criminal conspiracy, cultism, and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.
The spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this to newsmen. According to him, the suspects were arrested in July across different locations in Ekpoma by the force’ Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
He added that their arrest followed “credible intelligence on activities of cult groups in the area”. He mentioned that during the investigation, the suspects confessed to being members of a secret cult, the Black Axe confraternity.
Adejobi added that items recovered from the suspects include: two AK47 riffles, three pump action short guns, one locally made pistol, two AK47 magazines, and 22 live rounds of AK47 ammunition. Others are 17 rounds of K2 live ammunition and three live cartridges.