Police Nab 19 Cultists Through Initiation Ceremony
On the 12/five/2019 at about 12:45am,following credible intelligence report that some suspected cultists have been initiating new members into their secret cult group at ukulu forest in Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State,Police operatives comprising of Specific Anti Cult unit (SPACS) and “operation Puff Adder” stormed the bush and arrested 15 male suspects when undergoing initiation into Aiye confraternity.
two. Exhibits recovered at the scene involves the following,
(i) Regalia of Ayes secret cult,
(ii) Drum and Charms of distinctive categories,
(III) 4 knives and empty shell of expended cartridge.
three. In a connected improvement nevertheless on the similar date at about 04:45am equivalent physical exercise also took location at mbaukwu in Awka South LGA exactly where 4 (four )male suspects have been equally arrested and exhibits recovered include things like One particular dagger, a single axe, charms and substance suspected to be cannabis sativa.
four. Meanwhile, all suspects confessed to be members of secret cult identified as Ayes confraternity.
five. In addition, a single Anene Chekwube ‘m’ aged 24 years, a notorious cultist who specializes in burglary / Stealing was also arrested at mbaukwu and motorcycle spare components have been recovered in his possession.
six. Suspect confessed that he burgled a shop at Ezinifite/Osumenyi in Nnewi South LGA similar date at about 06:45am and stole the things.
7. Consequently, 12 other notorious male Suspected cultists have been arrested from their hideouts at different places and they all confessed belonging to SVC secret cult group.All instances are beneath investigation immediately after which suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.
SP Haruna Mohammed PPRO Anambra State Police Command.
For -Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command.