The Edo State Police command has said they have arrested some suspects after dispatching a team of crack detectives to Ambrose Ali University and Ekpoma at large as regards last week’s massacre.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo said that his detectives have been able to make some arrest relating to the killings.
The Commissioner said: “Yes, some arrests have been made and the suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department headquarters in Benin.”
He added that: “Ambrose Alli University, I must admit is a den of cultists. The killings were as a result of a fight between rival cult groups. We are determined to get to the heart of the matter and check the rising wave of cultism at the school and other tertiary institutions in the state. We can’t tolerate the situation”.
Mr Kokumo also added that about five persons were killed during the bloody shootout not twelve as stipulated, but no matter the number, the case is alarming and the police can no longer tolerate he said
Mr Chidi Nwanbuzor, the Edo State Police Spokesman, added:“Investigations are ongoing. Some arrests have been made but disclosing the number will jeopardize investigations. A locally made gun and ammunition have been recovered. We will come out with a detail report at the end of investigations. It will be premature at the moment to disclose facts.” he added