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Should Akpoyibo Resign For His Involvement In Cultism?

Cultism: Lagosians, police react to CP’s confession

By Kunle Adeyemi and Olalekan Adetayo

The confession on his past association credited to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Marvel Akpoyibo, generated controversy in police formations both within and outside the state on Monday.

Akpoyibo was quoted by newspapers as recounting his experience as a former member of cult groups at a function organised by the Bishop Mike Okonkwo-led The Redeemed Evangelical Mission in Lagos on Sunday.

The police boss reportedly told the bewildered congregation details of his escapades in a bid to get ”power” that would aid the performance of his policing work.

In all the police formations visited by our correspondents within the state on Monday, including the command‘s GRA, Ikeja headquarters, comments on the media report were on the lips of every policeman.

THE PUNCH also learnt that the report caused a level of disquiet at the police headquarters in Abuja.

A police source said many senior police officers viewed the publication as unnecessarily portraying them as cultists.

Another source said Akpoyibo himself was not comfortable with the media attention given to ”what was just a testimony to the goodness of God” in his life.

A cross-section of policemen who spoke with our correspondents on the condition of anonymity, said the publication was capable of further dragging the name of the force in the mud.

But the command‘s spokesman, Mr. Frank Mba, said the comments made by Akpoyibo were not meant to cast aspersion on any group or individual and should not be misconstrued.

Mba, a deputy superintendent of police, said the message was meant to admonish the youth on the futility of seeking power in whatever form from occultic forces.

He said, ”I want Nigerians to know that the CP never made the comment to elicit negative reactions; he was in fact, making himself an example of what Godliness means in everybody‘s life.

”Particularly, he wanted police officers to know that the only source of guidance and protection they could have is from God and not any evil forces.

”We are all aware that policing a state like Lagos is not a tea party, hence the commissioner thinks that if the youth become more God-fearing, they will shun crime and the state will be the better for it.”

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e bee like say u be junior rank police officer. ur time will come 2

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well, we should be human and considerate with the commissioner for being honest and real, he betrays no emotion because it was a church setting he made the confession, even if is sack or resigns, he has nothing to loose because he has made peace with God which is the ultimate. infact, he is not a hypocrite

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silly man. he doesn't even realize that the reason he's feeling "secured' is because he's no more on the beat. He has achieved the cushy post of commisioner, now he can afford to sit back and have the proceeds from graft and extortion just flow into his account. ole oshi.

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i think she should resign because if they can jail students for being part of secret cults, why can't he be fired and jailed? The Nigerian police should at least ask him whether they used human beings as part of their sacrifices during his membership in that cult. Won't that translate to murder? And all other ogboni members in our govt should be fired too because they do human sacrifices yet, they turn around to arrest armed robbers and execute them for killing innocent citizens.

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The only form of cultism that is a crime in Nigeria is the college confraternities but any other thing besides that is legal in Nigeria. If you prosecute him, you can as well prosecute all the ogboni members in our government including Obasanjo.

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He should be prosecuted.

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When we lament the prominence of juju in naija, some people just laugh or wave it off as impossible. This is another example that our affairs are being run by people who would benefit from psychiatric evaluations.

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For the first time, I'm in agreement with Nuzo.

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why don't nigerians just go ahead and appoint God the head of PHCN, nigerian police, lastma etc. this dude may need a mental checkup.

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I don't care about his rooster and bull story of been a boys scout fraternity but the country should be well observant to know in who's hand they bestow the security of their citizen's lives and propties. Someone like him should be sent to Afghanistan for further training.

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u can imagine the delusional chracter vested to head the security of 15 million lagosians

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Dickhead,his delusions have punished him for real.And people wonder why things are bad in africa when delusional people are in charge,fantasizing in reality.

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I don't think if he ever belongs to any cultism before, this just to promote the church's business he's into.

If actually he was, he would have left the church premeses as corpes.

cultism my foot.

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He need to get his head checked, hw can a security boss be talking paranormal gibberish, he should be sacked for being an emotionally unstable character. Any man that can go to church get euphoric and start lieing to people bout para normal stuff is nt fit to handle the sensitive posion of commisioner of police.

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