The Sango-Ota Location Commander, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Mr Monday Agbonika, the day gone by acknowledged that cultism and cultists proceed to thrive in elevated institution campuses because policemen are never allowed to enter campuses.
This used to be even as he acknowledged that cultists use various tricks to provoke youth.
Agbonika spoke on the Police Officers’ Mess, GRA Ikeja, for the length of a sooner or later seminar tagged, “The Nigerian Childhood and Cultism As of late.”
The seminar, which used to be organization by Juliana Francis, Crime Editor of the Fresh Telegraph below the umbrella of Youthslens Bolt of Nigeria (YLMN), had in attendance secondary college students from Wing Excessive Secondary College, Ketu Mile 12 and Covet the Redeemer Secondary College, Akesan, Lasu/Isheri.
Varied faculties in attendance are Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Abia Narrate College, Yaba College of Education, College of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Lagos Narrate College, Ojo (LASU), amongst others.
The seminar used to be supported by Lagos Narrate Police Expose, United Bank African (UBA) and Nigerian Bottling Company.
Agbonika, who used to be the keynote speaker on the tournament, acknowledged that cultists always enjoy ways of identifying themselves, especially by their dresses, hairstyles and signal languages.
He acknowledged: “One of the explanations cultism proceed to thrive in campuses is because policemen should now not allowed to enter university for operation, other than they are referred to as. We commend the convener of the seminar, Mrs. Juliana Francis. Right here is the exclusively manner to cat them young and check cultism. We must discuss about fogeys. Fogeys could per chance quiet originate their exclusively. In Lagos Island, it is demanding to separate cultists from condominium boys. There is a connection between crime and folks living where crime are being perpetrated.”
Enumerating how youths could per chance more than doubtless be initiated, the ACP mentioned study stress. He eminent others to comprise, “revenge over components can motive youths to be half of, and emotional instability, family and political thuggery are ways a teen rating excited about cultism.”
In step with Agbonika, cultism could per chance have an effect on a youth’s academic performance, causes him or her to drop out of college, invent them to decide to theft, prostitution and various vices. He urged fogeys to play crucial roles in the lives of their youth and invent obvious they prevent them from becoming a member of imperfect gangs.
The Lagos Narrate Police Public Relatives Officer (PPRO), a Deputy Superintendent of Police Bala Elkana, who used to be one among the panelists on the seminar, acknowledged that cultism used to be a well-known divulge in the Nigerian society. He wired that the proven truth that many young Nigerians enjoy been excited about it, makes it a well-known divulge of divulge.
His words: “Fogeys could per chance quiet are living an exemplary life for his or her youth to emulate. Whatever the youth desire to turn out to be in life can exclusively be by themselves. Essentially the most painful component to me as PPRO is to parade young participants, who’re presupposed to be leaders of tomorrow to come as cultists or prison. It’s now not about taking cultists to court, nevertheless addressing the foundation causes of cultism and what’s attracting youth into it.”
A outmoded detention center chaplain, who’s additionally an activist, Pastor Darlington Ajitemisan acknowledged: “Crime would now not pay! I even enjoy been into crime since I used to be very young and selling medication on the streets of Lagos. I will’t discuss about detention center with out talking about what took me to detention center. I used to be skilled an assassin, a talented killer. I used to be a diminutive boy in detention center and I used to be doing all this stuff on fable of how I grew up and how I worn to have a look at my fogeys fight.”
He endured: “There are every model of things going on in the detention center and these are causes youths could per chance quiet steer clear of it. There is homexuality and lesbianism. While you specialize in it is doubtless you’ll per chance per chance scuttle to detention center and come in out to be a higher person, it is doubtless you’ll per chance per chance very successfully be lying! The detention center will change your pondering, with out reference to your religion. I even enjoy served in four various prisons on this planet. I even enjoy additionally been to Kirikiri Prison. I even enjoy additionally been to all various police stations. Whoever that enters detention center, will come out as a hardened prison and various crimes you originate now not specialize in you are going to crash up in.”
Ajitemisan eminent that crimes resembling theft, assassination and various violent crimes enjoy been regularly organised in the detention center.
He acknowledged: “Prison is presupposed to be for reformation and a correctional center, nevertheless it be now not. Nigerian Prisons needs accurate funding to invent it the reveal correctional center.”