4 fe­male Imo sec­ondary school stu­dents held over cultism

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Johnkennedy Uzoma, Ow­erri

Four fe­male stu­dents of Ikpere­jere Sec­ondary School in Ihitte/Uboma Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of Imo State have been ar­rested over cult ac­tiv­i­ties.

The stu­dents whose iden­ti­ties were not dis­closed were al­legedly ar­rested dur­ing an ini­ti­a­tion cer­e­mony within the school premises.

The state Com­mis­sioner for Ed­u­ca­tion, Dr. Uche Ejiogu, dis­closed this at the weekend dur­ing the In­ter House Sports com­pe­ti­tion at Ezi­achi Sec­ondary School in Orlu Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of the state.

She said im­me­di­ately she got alert on the sit­u­a­tion, she dis­patched a mon­i­tor­ing team from her of­fice to the school.

Ejiogu said the stu­dents have been handed over to the chief se­cu­rity of­fi­cer to the gover­nor for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The com­mis­sioner, who said those ar­rested will be pun­ished ad­e­quately, warned stu­dents and pupils in the state to steer clear of cultism, adding that any­one caught would be made to face the law.

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