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Police Operatives Arrest Notorious Teenage Cultist/Armed Robber, Recover Vehicle, Ammunition



By Praise Chinecherem

Police in Anambra State have arrested a
notorious and wanted cultist and armed robber in Uruagu village, Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.

Police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement on Wednesday said the arrest of the suspect, Anichede Akachukwu (18) followed a tip-off of intelligence gathered while he was receiving treatment in their den from a bullet wound sustained in a Police Operatives gunfire in Asaba.

He said, “The Policing plan and model on Practical Intelligence, Technology-driven, and Tactical Operations already placed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Nnaghe Obono Itam, has paid off, following the arrest on 17/5/2024 of a notorious and most wanted Cultist and Armed robber in Uruagu village, Oba, Idemili South LGA.

“The suspect, Anichede Akachukwu ‘M’ 18 years A.K.A Star B is a Confessed leader of Vikings Secret Cult Confraternity and Armed Gang terrorizing Ogbaru LGA and Asaba in Delta State.

“His arrest is following a tip-off of intelligence gathered as he was receiving treatment in their den from a bullet wound sustained in their encounter with Police Operatives in Asaba. The suspects have provided Police with information on their mode of Operations and names of other gang members which is already aiding the ongoing investigation.

“Also, Police on 20/05/2024 in Okija, Ihiala recovered a white Porsche Cayenne Jeep with Reg Nos: AGL 60 HJ Lagos suspected to Operational vehicle of the successions operating in Ihiala. During a search of the vehicle, the operatives found a bag and discovered Twenty-Seven pieces of live 7.62m Ammunition, Three live cartridges, one-touch light, charms, and other incriminating items

“To this end, the CP has charged the Operatives to sustain the tempo and direct continuous onslaught Operations aimed to weed out all the criminal elements and reduce crime to the barest minimum in the State.”

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