It is bad enough that there is a gaping chasm where education used to be. Now, it seems, the hole is filled up with secondary school occultists who romance potential girlfriends with threats, and soon-to-be-music graduates, making terrorist phone calls to collect on a quick buck.
19 students of All Souls Anglican Grammar School, Ado Ekiti were recently arrested for the alleged cult activities. Parents and teachers of the school lodged a complaint with the polic which led to the arrests of the students.
According to The Nigerian Eye website, “The principal of the school, Mrs Grace Ibikunle, said a male student had threatened to beat up a female colleague for refusing his love overtures. She said the female student informed the school about some cult practices among the students and cited names. According to her, some of the suspected female students have several tattoos on their shoulders and thighs.” The principal also said the students were prone to cult activities because they were exposed to students of some higher institutions in the area.
It’s a very sad day when secondary school girls get involved in cultist activities.
LASU student arrested for terrorism
Music-major-turned- alleged-terrorist, Usman Emmanuel, 31, from Kogi State is now in the police net. Emmanuel who identified himself to police as a final-year student of Lagos State University (LASU) to police, allegedly threatened to commit an act of terrorism, specifically to set the Force Headquarters on fire if he wasn’t paid a ransom. What a way of becoming a millionaire?!
From Nigerian Eye: “Police investigation revealed that in November 2011, the accused and others (now at large) phoned the Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, (names withheld) in charge of Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters, Lagos, allegedly demanding for N2 million ransom so that they will spare his life and those of other top police officers …The demand and threat was allegedly sent to the police boss in 16 text messages.”
It turns out that the police force are not as inept as we would like to think, especially when it comes to saving their own skin:
“When the victim could no longer bear the incessant threat messages, he reportedly informed his boss, the Commissioner of Police in charge of Force Intelligence Bureau, who directed him to fish out the caller. Following the directive, a team led by DSP Austin Osebose down-loaded the phone number of the suspect from a telecommunication network. They traced the suspect to a motor park in mainland area of Lagos, after a female undercover police officer sold a dummy to him that she had a business deal for him to execute. Immediately he came to honour the appointment, he was arrested and taken to the station.
During interrogation, he allegedly confessed to the crime and led the police team to his residence at Okokomaiko area of Ojo, Lagos, where about six sim cards of different networks were recovered from him. At the conclusion of investigation, he was charged to court for threatening to kill police officers and set ablaze the Police Force Headquarters.”
Emmanuel’s case is a graduation from the mainstay of university student’s – cultism – to terrorism. This is extremely disturbing indeed.