Enugu - The police have
launched a campaign against cultism in Enugu State, calling on the youth to
shun the vices.
Performing the ceremony at the Amaeke Ngwo Civic Centre, the
Commissioner of Police, Mr Abubakar Mohammed, said that the programme was to
educate the people to shun cultism and other social vices, especially the
Mohammed, represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police,
Mr Oyekunle Adeboye, said that all had to be partakers in the fight.
“The cultists are your sons and daughters while they are our
brothers and sisters so we cannot fight it alone without your assistance,” he
The police spokesperson, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, who delivered a
lecture on the “Road Map to Becoming a Champion,” said that everybody could not
become champions but that it was everybody’s wish to be one.
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“If you want to be a champion, you must be in the grace of
champion and the answer to becoming champions is to shun cultism.
“Cultism is like an envelope that contains lots of things
that can stop you from reaching your destination in life.
“Crimes like stealing, drug addiction, rape, car snatching
and others are associated with cultism and any offence among this can lead you
to untimely death,” he said.
In another lecture by Dr Ifeanyi Ojobor of the Institute of
Management and Technology, Enugu, he said that the law allowed freedom of
association but that such freedom when abused became disobedience to the law
“You have the right for association but the right has a
clause to it and the clause frowns at the present cult activities associated with
killings, rape, confrontations, burglary and others,” he said.
The programme was organised by the public relations
department of the police in partnership with the police-community relations