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16 FUTO Undergraduates Arraigned for Cultism



The police in Imo State on Friday charged 16 undergraduates of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri and Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, respectively for an alleged involvement in cult related activities in the state.
In a statement in Owerri, the state capital, on Saturday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Andrew Enwerem, stated that the suspected cultists were arrested on April 14, 2017, in a bush in Ihiagwa community in the Owerri West Local Government Area of the state. Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, alleged that the suspects were members of a cult group known as Neo black movement of Africa confraternity.
Part of the statement reads;
In a renewed onslaught against the menace of cultism in Imo State, operatives of the state police command on April 14,2017, arrested over 16 suspected cultists in a bush in Ihiagwa in the Owerri West LGA. They are members of the Neo black movement of Africa confraternity. Suspects have been charged to court, accordingly.

Enwerem claimed that three live cartridges and expended SMG ammunition were recovered from the undergraduates. Enwerem listed the names of the suspects as, Oluwoke Herto (24), leader Of the Neo black movement Of Africa Onyegbule Chukwunenye (24), Chibueze Okpara (17), Uzoma Kingsley (25), Chisom Nwosu (23), Oscar Ojinaka (25), Ebuka Ejekeme, Uchenna Ehum, Christian Ejekeme, Lucky Anyanwu, Uche Okoro, Chinecherem Okeke, Michael Igbokwe, Chima Agugua, Victor Egbu and Nelson. The Police spokesperson stated that the new commissioner of police in the state, Chris Ezike, was committed to reducing cultism and criminal activities.

Source: Daily Times


  1. A Real Nigerian

    April 23, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Uzoma, Chisom, Uche, Chima, Okpara, Ojinaka…why always the igbos? From drug pushing to fraud and cultism. Sad.

    • David

      April 23, 2017 at 4:03 am

      Did it occur to you it could have something to do with the school being in South East? ?

      We all nurse our prejudices, but if you truly think the crimes you mentioned are truly peculiar to a tribe in Nigeria then you are as messed up as the Nigerians – ranging from the wife beaters to the political hawks and so on – you rightfully, though heavy-handedly, call out here.

      I believe you said what you just said in jest or/and humor. Otherwise, Sisthren, a little bit of soul searching may help.

    • Idomagirl

      April 23, 2017 at 6:19 am

      There are cult groups all across Nigeria with members from different tribes, these particular guys are Igbo because this happened in the South East.

    • combust

      April 23, 2017 at 11:07 am

      You guys don’t need to school a real Nigerian on the fact that this happened in the s/e hence the uzoma,chisom, uche et al involvement. He or she is warped. Please do tell your tribe let’s remind you of crimes committed by your people. As far as crimes go it can be committed by anyone, anywhere in this country

    • The Real Oma

      April 23, 2017 at 11:11 am

      @ARN, I always knew you were spiteful but didn’t know it was this deep. This comment is low, even for you.
      FUTO is in Owerri, so who did you think the alleged cultists would be? Fulanis? How many despicable crimes have people from other tribes been alleged to have committed on this blog, check even yesterday’s posts alone yet you hardly hear anyone condemning their whole tribe. And when these same Igbos achieve great feats, which no one can deny they often do, their tribe isn’t credited for it, it is considered a win for Nigeria, as it should be!
      Please receive sense, you and your co-tribalists, and I know there are many of you.
      Let us channel our energies to moving this country forward, we are not the only heterogeneous nation in the world!

    • Cocolette

      April 24, 2017 at 2:23 am

      Please don’t give fake Nigerian any attention, everybody knows it is a troll who has been made miserable by its Chi and now seeks to spread misery to the rest of the world

  2. A Brother

    April 23, 2017 at 8:52 am

    They are just misguided. The 1st-3rd year is the most important years in a tertiary institution. If you don’t get it right due to bad influence of friends. Then you are in for a very hard time. I have heard people regret those foundational years and if they could turn back the hands of time they would have done things differently. Cultism is the lie they tell you and the false assurance you believed. Dont waste and destroy your life on useless associations. Great things are being championed by people to help the world become a better place. Be part of that.

  3. tiny

    April 24, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    You people are talking, come to Benin City, Children in Primary schools are already cultist.

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