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Police Grant Amnesty To 12 Repentant Cultists In Ogun

Posted: Jan 7, 2016 at 10:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ogun State Police, yesterday, publicly granted amnesty to 12 cultists after they had denounced their membership of various cult groups in the state.

The state Police Commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali presided over the amnesty programme organised in Ewekoro local government area of the state.

There was a mild drama during the programme as four more cultists joined eight members who had been taken to the venue in handcuffs by policemen.

All of them who were residents of Ewekoro local government were then granted amnesty and asked to shun any cult activities.

The Police arrested eight cultists few weeks ago and paraded them at the state Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.

Correspondent gathered that, some prominent people in the state prevailed upon the Police to give them amnesty which was granted.

The twelve cultists were made to swear by two holy books; Qur’an and Bible and then signed an undertaking against going back to cultism.

In his remarks, the state Police Commissioner said the amnesty programme was going to be held in all the 20 local governments in the state for cultists that renounce their membership.

He said after the exercise, the Command would no longer grant amnesty to anyone caught for cultism.

He said “I want to warn that, I will not come back to this local government again for this programme. It is the last chance for any cult member to come out an renounce their membership.

“This programme will hold in all the local government areas of the state and after that, there will not be amnesty for anyone again.”