CULTISM: Delta Monarch Decries Unabated War, Indicts Government Officials, Judges, Others

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As activities of cultism continue to eat deep into the fabrics of the society, and  fight against it remain unabated, the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Felix Mujakperuo Orhue I, has said that judges, top government officials, top police officers and others are members of cults which has made it the war against cultism unsuccessful.

The retired army general, who made this known while playing host to the leadership and members of the Indigenous Correspondents’ Chapel (ICC) of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council in his palace at Orerokpe, headquarters of Okpe local government council, recalled that during his days in the army, the ill was finding its way but was quickly halted when it was discovered.

“Cultism is a big problem not only in Delta state but in the whole country because that is the beginning of crime. They do things thinking that they can get away with it. There are judges who are cultists, top government officials who are cultists, top police officers. I remember in those days, the thing was scrapping into the military, into the NDA and when they discovered it that they were trying to recruit some of them at Ahmadu Bello University. There were over 50 Cadets that were driven from the NDA”.

While revealing that cultism has eaten deep into the fibers of the country, the 1st Vice Chairman, Delta State Traditional Rulers Council, condemned the situation where cult related activities have extended its evils to primary schools and among artisans, “In those days, cultists are supposed to be limited to the University now even primary schools, Okada riders, carpenters are cultists and that thing is destroying the society.” the monarch said.

The first class traditional ruler noted that hard drugs have influenced cultists in doing things the ordinary eye wouldn’t have been able to do, adding that “They smoke Indian helm, and from there they start going to rob, they steal their mother’s monies, go to small breaking and entry from there to armed robbery and kidnapping”.

According to the monarch, crime in the society started from someone who is a cultist, “If you don’t nip it, it becomes a big crime and that is making this country unsafe for all of us”.

The Okpe monarch however expresses displeasure over what he called, the under reportage of communities in the state, even as he noted that “A lot of things are happening in the communities which are not reported because most of you want to maybe remain in the township”.

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