The management of Ambrose Alli University, AAU, Ekpoma, says the police lied.

The Public Relations Officer of the university, Edward Aihevba, described the statement by the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu, as “totally false and embarrassing”.

The Police Commissioner told journalists on Tuesday that they have recovered a pump action and two double barrel guns from the residence of professor at the University.

This, according to him, could be an indication that cultists in the school are being mentored or supported by powerful members of staff.

But the management says the school has been peaceful since the inception of the administration of the incumbent Vice Chancellor, Prof Ignatius Onimawo, in 2016.

“There has been no report from the Police or any individual or groups for that matter, concerning any incident of cultism or cult-related activities.

“The Police Commissioner and his team could not have arrested any staff of the university, or found 14 dead students and not make a report, formal or informal, to the authorities of Ambrose Alli University.

“The Police Commissioner, by his pronouncement, has opened the way for damaging and libelous display of falsehood in the social media,” Aihevba said.

The school wants the Police Commissioner to retract the statement and apologise to the management and students of AAU within 24 hours.