Ambrose Alli University Threatens Legal Action Against Police If…

Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, has threatened to institute legal action against the police if it failed to retract the statement that some lecturers of the institution were arrested for cultism and being in possession of firearms.
Management of the institution on Wednesday said the report was false.
Edo State Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu said on Tuesday that some lecturers from the institution were caught with firearms and arrested for cult related activities.
He had listed items recovered from a professor of the university to include a double-barreled gun, single-barreled gun and one pump action.
The Police commissioner also expressed concern over the alleged rate of cultism in and around the institution, which he said had claimed many lives.
But on Wednesday management of the school said there was no iota of truth in the report, adding it was considering instituting legal action against the Commissioner, if he fails to retract his statement and tender an apology within 48 hours.
The university in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Edward Aihevba, said the claims by the Police commissioner were not only false but also embarrassing, as the AAU had not received any cult-related report ‎involving its staff and students.
“We hereby state unequivocally that Ambrose Alli University has had no issue of cult-related activities since the inception of the administration of Prof. Ignatius Onimawo and his management team.
“There has been no report from the Police Force or any individual or groups for that matter concerning any incident of cultism or cult-related activities.
“The Police Commissioner and his team could not have arrested any staff of the university or (recorded) 14 students dead and not make a report, formal or informal, to the authorities of Ambrose Alli University.
“We want to assure the general public that there is and there has been peace within and around the university environment. There is no cult activity and no death of any student in the university.
“We hereby demand that the Edo State Police Commissioner retracts his statement and apologise to Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, within 48 hours; failing which the university will not hesitate to institute legal proceedings,” the statement added.

Author: News Editor

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