“It is false”- Delta State police command dismisses activist, Harrison Gwamnishu’s claim of ‘snake bite’ cult initiation of students in primary and secondary schools in the state
Recall on the 24th of May 2023, One activist named Harrison Gwaminishu claimed he visited a school in Delta State, and about 60 students were part of a cult group called snake bite.
The Delta State police command has described as ‘’false” the claims made by activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, that some students were using the ‘snake bite’ method to get initiated into a cult group in primary and secondary schools in the state
In a post shared on social media on Wednesday, May 24, Gwamnishu said the initiation process known as “snake bite” has allegedly been performed on 61 students in a private school in Asaba.
Sharing some videos and a picture of the marks on the students, he urged parents to keep a close eye on their children. I n an update, he said he has tendered all the evidence to the State Ministry of Education for further investigation.
Reacting to his claims, the spokesperson of the Delta state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said the command is aware of the viral video clip shared by Gwamnishu. He stated that the command has examined the video clip, carried out its investigation and wishes to debunk the narrative by the activist as false and should be completely disregarded.
“”The command wishes to state as follows; On receipt of the video clip, the commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, immediately directed the Area Commander Asaba, ACP Sunday Oladipo and the command public relations officer, DSP Edafe Bright to proceed to the school for an on the spot investigation. On arrival at the school premises, the school pupils, teacher, and one of the parents were interrogated. A mother to one of the affected children stated that her children said it was a game in the school tagged ‘snake bite’ and nothing more to it. The PPRO probed further to ascertain the claim and interviewed the school pupil, which led to an interesting discovery. One Uche surname unknown aged 9 years told his younger brother, known as Emeka, surname unknown aged 6yrs about the game called ‘snake bite’ and the younger brother obliged.”