Anambra Police Command Nabs Three Suspects For Cultism, Violent Crimes

Written by on March 7, 2022



Anambra State Police Command said it has arrested three suspects in connection with cultism and other violent crimes in the State. Items recovered from the suspects include one English Beretta Pistol, one locally fabricated gun, one live ammunition, one motorcycle, three phones, cash of twenty-two thousand four hundred naira, and some substance suspected to be hard drugs.

According to a statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, Police Operatives at about 11pm on second March 2022, while working on credible information, stormed a criminal hideout in Awada, Idemili North Local Government Area and arrested One Onyedika Okwuibe, male, aged twenty-five, and recovered a gun.

The statement said interrogation of Onyedika led to the arrest of one Chimaobi Ezeoke, whom Onyedika alleged gave him the gun, and both confessed to be members of Vikings cult group.

The Police statement further disclosed that operatives working with the vigilante group in Ufuma, Orumba North Local Government Area on third March 2022 arrested one Samuel Nwankwo, male, aged thirty-one and recovered a  locally fabricated gun, one motorcycle, substance suspected to be hard drugs and cash of twenty-two thousand four hundred naira.

It said  the suspects have been interrogated and operations are ongoing to nab other members of the syndicate.

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