Anti-Cult Group Gets Death Threat

Members of the Anti-Cult Alliance Movement of the Olabisi Onabanjo University of the Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, have raised an alarm over the alleged threat to their lives, peace and stability of their campus by cultists.

According to a statement signed by the Secretary-General of the organisation, "it has become a common phenomenon in the institution for cultists to enjoy the undue advantage of tormenting, extorting and killing innocent students without remorse or fear due to the connivance of the school authorities".

The chairman of ACAM, Yinka Abayomi, Campus Square authoritatively gathered, was attacked in his room around 10.30 p.m. on February 13, 2002, a day after another students' union leader, Tunde Salau, was murdered at Lagos State University, Ojo. The student lamented that it may become another horrific episode like the way George Iwilade (Africa) of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and many others were murdered in 1999 by cultists. Akin Okunowo, another vibrant students' union activist has also received a death threat.

Campus Square also learnt that when Yinka Abayomi was attacked by members of the Supreme Eiye Confraternity, the sum of N32,000 which was supposed to be the school fees of his cousin, was extorted from him.

Accusing fingers have been pointed in the direction of one Taofeek Adesanya, the alleged leader of the gang, who Campus Square gathered, is now in Eleweran Police Command, Abeokuta where the police are questioning him. His old model Volvo with Lagos registration number BZ 817 KJA was said to have been used during their operation.

A student who spoke under anonymity, said that the Muslim Students Association has carried out several protests only for the cultists to return to the campus to terrorise them again.

The father of Taofeek Adesanya who identified himself as an ex-major in the military, Campus Square gathered, has publicly threatened to harm Akin Okunowo and others if his son is not left off the hook.