Ikezue Kingsley Nnadi, a 400 level medical student of the University of Calabar, has been arrested by the Security men of the University of Calabar.
The suspect who was in the Faculty of Medicine was arrested over alleged cultism and illegal possession of firearms.
The Chief Security Officer of the institution (CSO), Jarlath Abang who paraded the suspect said he was arrested at the students’ hostel, Moore Road by gallant men of the security unit who were on routine surveillance of hostels.
Abang said men of the security unit had already received intelligence reports about his nefarious activities in the hostel, and it swung into action and arrested him at the wee hours of the morning.
The CSO said, “Ikezue who is suspected to be a cult leader had forcefully occupied the Hall Chairman’s room at the hostel and refused to vacate despite several appeals from the security unit.”
Abang who described the arrest as another major breakthrough in his resolve to stamp out cultism from the institution said, “It is in tandem with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Zana Akpagu’s zero-tolerance policy on cultism.
The CSO said, “The suspect was arrested at about 2.am by men of the security unit who were on a normal routine check of hostels. But prior to his arrest, there were sporadic gunshots in the hostel and this is what prompted us to swing into action.’’
Abang said items recovered from the suspect included: a locally made pistol, cartridges, charms, hard drugs, Indian Hemps, Aye Confraternity flag and various identity cards, among others.
He said the suspect will be handed over to the police for further action.