From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
Barely three weeks of the arrest of Mr. Friday Momoh a suspected illicit drug peddler and cultist at the entrance of the State Polytechnic Lokoja, the gallant security operatives of the institution has again apprehended a cultist Suspect.
In a release signed by the Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Uredo Omale said the culprit came in company of three others when the HND II Public Administration students were writing their final papers on Friday, 30th September, 2022, claiming to be a University graduate.
The alleged Jeremiah Moses also claimed to be an Igbo by tribe but currently resides at Anyigba with his Father while the mother is resident in Lokoja.
According to the Chief Security Officer of the Polytechnic, the suspect came to the campus in a metallic coloured Toyota Camry Reg. Number LKJ 22 HK in company of Bakawo Abdul (M), Abdul Muktar (M) while the trio are currently on the run.
The alleged culprit, Mr.Jeremiah in an attempt to escape was, however, apprehended by the security operatives while in possession of a cap (beret) with the Insignia of Aye secret cult confraternity.
He has since been handed over to the police for further investigation while efforts are being made to get the fleeing suspects.
Campus invasion by cultists at the end of second semester examination, ostensibly for initiation and attacks, was a routine occurrence in the institution before the coming on board of the current Rector, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman.
It would be recalled that one Mr. Shehu Tenimu Mohammed was arrested at the entrance of the institution in 2021, while in possession of arms and ammunition.
Three weeks ago, one Mr. Friday Momoh was also apprehended at the Polytechnic entrance in possession of firearm and substance suspected to be illicit drugs.
The Rector while commending the gallantry of the security operatives, has also warned cultists and those with other ulterior motives to stay away from the Institution.
He also warned those who claim to be security agents and tend to parade firearms in the institution without authorisation to desist or face the wrath of the law.