Commissioner of Police in Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu has admonished students to shun cultism and embrace God in order to succeed in their endeavours.
The FCT police chief stressed that there was no protection in cultism, as it’s only God that protects.
Inalegwu handed the charge at the weekend when at a thanksgiving mass and reception organised in his honour by Young Catholic Students of Nigeria, YCSN, in collaboration with alumni of the YCS held at Regina Pacis College, Garki, Abuja.
He said, “I am overwhelmed by this show of love this morning. My wife and I are glad that we are Catholics and we are YCSers. God is faithful and once you serve Him, He will not forget you. It is so great to serve God because cut off from Him, you can do nothing and that has been the source of our strength and success. We did not belong to any secret cult. We were just YCSers serving the Lord through this channel and today, we are blessed. Please don’t join a cult seeking for wealth. God will bless you if you serve Him,” Inalegwu declared.
Inalegwu, a devout Catholic, revealed that his daily itinerary begins with a Holy Mass.
“When I wake up every morning I go for 6am Mass after which I go to the Blessed Sacrament to pray my Holy Rosary. I have depended on God all my life. He has been merciful and kind to me. My YCS activity was my faith foundation and that makes me remain a Catholic. So I urged all of you to join YCS.”
Speaking at the event, the homilist, Rev. Fr. Charles Ndubisi charged the CP to use the authority bestowed on him as a police chief to the glory of God.
“Authority is for service and there is a difference between power and authority is that, authority has legitimacy, while power is a show of arrogance. I therefore urged Inalegwu to exercise his legitimate authority in the service of God and not to exercise power; hence power belongs to God and to Him alone. Today, we celebrate Inalegwu because he is a believer in God. He started as YCSer and remains one. If you must be great, you must start with God because those who sow in tears will reap with joy and that is your (Inalegwu’s) story today. Today you remain YCSer and that is a lesson we must learn.”
Similarly, director of communication of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Tor Alumuku asserted that he met CP Inalegwu 30 years ago as a YCS member and therefore was not surprised as he was being celebrated.
Alumuku said, “I have attended several events organized for Inalegwu since he became CP in the FCT but this event is one of the greatest in his honour. Today’s occasion has taken us back in 30 years when we were young people. YCS formed us. I would never have been a priest if I was not in YCS. It was YCS that formed me and made me to know God better. This moment is a moment of joy to us to gather and celebrate one of us. 30 years is like yesterday. Life is lived one day at a time and if you live it every day with Christ, you will succeed.”
Chairman of the occasion, Sir Peter Aliu also attributed Inaleguw’s success on the fact that he knows God.
“He is a model to you youths. Today, we are celebrating somebody that knows and serves God. Let us pray for him and the new leadership in the country that God should guide them and give them the wisdom to do the right thing. God should guide our police officers, our judges so that they will judge well,” Aliu prayed.

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