Police operatives in Akwa Ibom have arrested a senior secondary two- SS2 student, one David Okon for allegedly stabbing to death, his SS3 school mate, Solomon Bassey, at West Itam Secondary School in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.
The suspect was among the 54 suspected cultists paraded at the State Police Command headquarters, Ikot Akpan-abia, Uyo.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, explained that the death of Bassey was as a result of rival cult clash between SS2 and SS3 students in the School adding that 31 of the cultists were arrested in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area, 16 in Oruk- Anam council and seven in Etinan.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme while decrying the level of moral decadence in some schools and society called on parents to inculcate family values in their children adding that the proscription order by the state Government on secret cults would be enforced to the letter in the state.
He warned those involved in such crimes in the state to renounce their membership and urged members of the public to go about their lawful businesses and give timely information to Police and other security agencies in order to nib such crimes in the bud before escalation.
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