Anambra Police Arrests 80 Suspected Cultists

Hyacinth Chinweuba/Richard Ginika Izuora

The Anambra State Police Command, have arrested eighty suspected cultists and recovered firearms.

The Command in its determination to stem the tide of cultism and other nefarious activities in the State especially during this period of ember months, through its Special Anti-Cult Unit, SPACS, raided various hideouts and blackspots where cultists are suspected to be hibernating at various locations within the State as follows,

According to SP Haruna Mohammed PPRO, Anambra State Police Command,

On the 01/09/2020 at Ogidi /Nkpor axis, 15 suspected cultists arrested. On the 02 /09 /2020 at Awka /Amansea axis, 06 suspected cultists arrested. 0n the 03/09 /2020 at Onitsha /Nkpor axis, 05 suspected cultists arrested. On the 04/09/2020 at Oba/Nnewi axis , 07 suspected cultists arrested.”

Mohammed also said, “On the 05/09 /2020 , at Nsugbe/Nkwelle-ezunaka axis , 06 suspected cultists arrested. On the 06/09/2020 , at Ogbunike/Abagana axis , 08 suspected cultists arrested.

On the 07/09 /2020, at Nawfia, 04 suspected cultists arrested. On the 08/09/2020, at Nimo/Abagana axis, 04 suspected cultists arrested. On the 09/09/2020 at Ifitedunu /Awkuzu axis, 12 suspected cultists arrested. On the 10/09/2020, at Amikwo, 04 suspected cultists arrested. On the 14/09/2020, at Nsugbe/3-3 axis, 05 suspected cultists arrested. On the 15/09/2020, at Ebenebe /Ugbenu axis, 04 suspected cultists arrested.”

From all the raids carried out, a total of 80 suspects were arrested out of which 40 suspects were charged to Court,15 suspects were screened and released unconditionally, 5 suspects were placed under Police supervision for being under aged while 20 suspects including a sixteen years old confessed cultist one Echezoma Metu ‘m’ who was arrested with a double barrel gun inside his school compound at Igboukwu are undergoing investigation.

Meanwhile, exhibits recovered includes,Two pump action ten machetes , five axes, two daggers, three barrettes, one double barrel gun, 02 locally made pistol and 03 live cartridges.

The Commissioner  of Police *CP John B.Abang, thanked “Ndi Anambra” for providing the Command with actionable intelligence and reassures the public of adequate protection.

The CP further urged all Ndi Anambra and residents alike to report any suspicious persons objects to the nearest Police Station or call police emergency number 07039194332 for prompt response.

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