The Police Command in Akwa Ibom State bhas dismissed two of its officers over alleged aiding and abetting of cultism in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Speaker, Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, Hon. Onofiok Luke, in Uyo on Tuesday.
Ogunjemilusi disclosed that the dismissed officers would be prosecuted with other arrested suspected cultists.
He called on the State House of Assembly to impose stiffer penalties on cultism in Akwa Ibom, by reviewing the relevant laws.
He also appealed to the lawmakers to support the police in ending criminal activities, under the guise of cultism.
“We have caught two police officers, we have dismissed them and we are prosecuting them.
“The Akwa Ibom Police command under my leadership is resolute to dismantle cultism and contain its spread in the state.
“We are determined to confront violent crimes headlong, put an end to senseless killings amongst our youths and stamp out criminality in all forms.
“I would like to call on this honourable house to review the state law against cultism, imposed stiffer penalties and create special programmes to reform the youths,’’ he said.