17 suspected cultists in Akwa Ibom State were arraigned on Monday March 26, 2018, at an Uyo High Court presided over by Justice Archibong Archibong.
Among them were a 300-level student of Philosophy and a 200-level student of Accounting both from the University of Uyo. Two Police Sergeants, one attached to Ibom International Airport, another attached to Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly member, a self-aclaimed member of Methodist Church Nigeria, Ekpanya, Uyo and 29-year-old phone repairer at Ibom Plaza, whose wife is heavily pregnant, were also arraigned.
They were arraigned on a two count charge of terrorism and unlawful possession of firearms, contrary to Section 6 of Akwa Ibom State Internal Security and Enforcement Law 2009 and Section 6(1) of Firearms Special Provision Act, Laws of the Federation 2004.
The accused persons admitted of being members of “Clan Confraternity” and “KKK”.