killed, and 10 injured during initiation at Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State.
Eleven of the suspected cultists have been arrested in connection with
the incident which took place around Community Secondary School, Obosi.One of the corpses of the slain cultists was abandoned at the gate of the school.
According to news men, it was gathered that the corpse was dumped close to the school
gate by unidentified persons who came there in a black Sports Utility
The Principal of the school, Mrs Ada Elobi, said when she received
information about the development, she contacted the area Chief Security
man, Mr Arthur Ilongwo, who informed the Obosi Divisional Police
Officer (DPO), Mr Ibrahim Musa.
The DPO confirmed the incident and said the corpse had been deposited at the mortuary.
Our source disclosed that, those arrested over the incident confessed
during interrogation that they deposited the corpse at the school gate.
It was further gathered that the new members, some of who came from
Okoh and other communities for the initiation were beaten to stupor,
resulting in the death of another person after initiation due to pains .
Reacting, the Traditional ruler of Obosi, Igwe Chidubem Iweka, said,
“when it downed on me that hard drugs such as cocaine, heroine and
others can be got in Obosi, I knew that cultists have taken over our
community because they act on the influence of hard drugs.
“I appeal to the security operatives to swing into action since the place is no more safe for us as a result of these cultists.”