He noted that his men acted on intelligence report of unlawful activities of the suspects to arrest them.
The suspects, arrested at the weekend, he said, had made useful statements to the police.
According to him, the police will drag the suspects to court upon completion of their investigation.
He said, “The command will not rest on its oars in the protection of lives and property as well as making sure that the community is safe.”
Wagbara, who said the command would not tolerate any unlawful gathering, added that his men were fully on the ground to protect and defend the laws of the country.
But a relation of one of the suspects, who refused to be named, claimed that the students only converged on the community hall to celebrate the end of their semester examinations.
Meanwhile, as of the time of filing the report, parents and friends of the suspects had trooped to the police station at Ozoro to seek their release from detention.
Findings reveal that Ozoro and Ogwashi-Uku polytechnics have been under siege of cult-related activities in the last one year with no fewer than 21 persons allegedly killed.
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