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Two Suspected Cultists, Armed Robers Land in Police Net in Enugu



Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested two suspected cultists who are also fingered for armed robbery.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe disclosed this in a press statement. According to Ndukwe, the suspects were arrested in separate operations on August 16 and 18, 2022 respectively.
The statement read:
“On 18/08/2022 at about 4.30 pm, Police Operatives of Enugu State Command serving in 9th Mile Police Division, acted on credible information and arrested one male armed robbery and cultism suspect, Chidera Thompson aged 24, of Amadiukwu, Uboji-Ngwo in Udi LGA. One (1) locally-fabricated cut-to-size gun, one (1) dagger, two (2) kitchen knives, one (1) hammer and one (1) black beret bearing the insignia of Black Axe confraternity were recovered from him.

“Similarly, Police Operatives of the Command serving in Ikirike Police Division in synergy with Neighborhood Watch Group, on 16/08/2022 at about 3. pm, acted on a distress call and arrested another male armed robbery and cultism suspect, Onuoha Chidiebere aged 24, of Topland, Awkunanaw Enugu. One (1) locally-made pistol with three (3) live cartridges was recovered from him, while he confessed to being a member of Junior Vikings Confraternity, where he is known as “Aso Sure Boy” and a retired Point 1 (leader) of the cult group.”

Ndukwe said.
The PPRO said that the suspects would be arraigned in a cult once ongoing investigations at the Anti-Cultism Squad of the Command are concluded.
Meanwhile, the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawal(CP) has called on residents to continue to provide the Command with credible information and intelligence it requires to rid the State of unrepentant criminal elements.

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