Not fewer than 53 student cultists of Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) were arrested by the Ogun State police command on their way to a nocturnal ritual ceremony in Abeokuta.
The National Association of Seadogs, popularly called Pyrates’ Confraternity, hinted the police who laid an ambush for the suspected student cultists at about 11:30pm last Friday around Lafenwa/Rounda area of the state capital.
It was gathered that the student cultists allegedly who took off from Obantoko area, few kilometers from FUNAAB were also said to be driving towards the venue of the initiation ceremony in a convoy of about 50 vehicles when the police patrol team accosted them.
Also, the President of NAS in Abeokuta, Mr. Yemi Akintunde warned students not to allow themselves to be deceived into joining any cult group.
Akintunde stressed that the Pyrates’ Confraternity which he described as a humanitarian and charitable organization has since the 1980s ceased to exist on the campuses of higher institutions across the country.
“Anyone interested in joining NAS must have graduated from school and is also required to have participated in and have the certificate of the National Youth Service Corps. The Pyrates’ Confraternity does not exist on the campus of any higher institution in Nigeria,” he said.
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