At least 14 Junior Secondary School students are in police custody in Edo after they were arrested over alleged involvement in cult-related activities in state capital city of Benin.
According to Vanguard, the students were picked by policemen at Oguola Secondary School, along St. Saviour Road, Benin.
It was gathered that their ages ranged from 12 to 15 years.
The teens were screened at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Police headquarters, Benin.
Edo State Police Command spokesman, Mr. Innocent Onwochie, in his reaction to the development, said the arrest was made following a tip-off, adding that those arrested were under-aged.
He said investigations on the issue had been stepped up, promising that the police would leave no stone unturned in its war against cultism and other criminal activities in the state.