By Akinwale Kasali
29 Junior secondary students of Baptist Boys High School and Saje Secondary School in Abeokuta, Ogun State, were paraded by the Adatan Divisional Police Headquarters today.
The ages brackets of the students arrested were between 12-15 years. The male students were 24, while the female were five.
The cultists were nabbed by the police after a tip-off that the students were going to be initiated into the cult group by their leaders.
The police in a commando style stormed the bush in Saje Secondary School where the initiation was to take place and arrested the students who had their school uniforms on them.
The police recovered local made guns and pistols, knives, cutlasses, broken bottles and charms at the initiation ground.
on sighting the police, the leader of the group that ought to perform the initiation for the young students took to his heels likewise other top member of the group. But the students were rounded up by the police. Though some of the tried to escape but were nabbed by the police.
14-year old Yinka Areh, who tried to escaped by scaling a fence, was bitten by a snake in the bush forcing him to succumb, while one of the girls got her leg pierced by broken bottle as she tried to escape through the bush.
ASP Olaleye who led the operation said that investigation is still ongoing to nab the leaders of the group who escaped and also to unravel the motive behind the initiation, to ascertain the name of the cult group.