The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo state has denied that a murder suspect and cultist, Chijioke Ogbonna, aka, Ogbotiti, recently arrested by the Imo State Police Command is not a student of the institution.
It would be recalled that the suspect Ogbonna, who was arrested by Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the state for cultism, armed robbery and murder last week, had told journalists that he was a 300 level student of Public Administration at the polytechnic.
On this note, the Deputy Rector, Academics, of the polytechnic, Moses Chukwuma, in an interview with Newsmen, described the suspect as an impostor.
The deputy rector said “We have read with concern a report in a national newspaper where one Chijioke Ogbonna, a cultist, armed robbery and murder suspect alleged that he was a student of our institution.
“We state with equivocation that such an identity does not exist in our school data system. We view the suspect’s claim as a passing off. He just wanted to put the integrity of our institution to test.
“Our management Internet System does not recognise such an identity. Our reputation cannot be undermined by such a character. We take serious objection to such a passing-off by such a character.
“Our institution has been the most stable in South-East in the last six years. There are no student disturbances. The management frowns at cultism and it is an instant expulsion if any of students is found involving in cultism.
“Our rector is very proactive and incidents of cultism have been reduced to the barest minimum. The Rector has informal methods that she is using to fight cultism on campus. She uses what we call the solemn general assembly and other platforms to counsel students on the dangers of cultism. We also do not joke with our internal security apparatus. The suspect was not and is not our student.”