The Edo State Government has expelled
eight secondary school students and
twenty others for their alleged involvement in
cult related activities in various schools in
The Commissioner for Education in the state,
Mr Gideon Obhakhan, who made the
Benin, stated that the suspended students
are currently being investigated by the police.
Obhakhan pointed out that if those under
investigation by the police are found to be
they would be expelled from their various
He explained that the ongoing clampdown on
cultism and violence by the state government
was aimed at checking the wave of secret
activities now spreading across secondary
schools in the state.
The commissioner added that the state
government was working in collaboration with
unit of the Edo State Police Command to
flush out the menace of cult activities
amongst pupils and students in all the
primary and secondary schools across the
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