No fewer that 14 persons suspected to be members of cult groups have been arrested by Abia State police command.
Parading the suspects in Umuahia, the state capital, the Commissioner of Police, CP Janet Agbede said 14 of the suspects were arrested on 31st August, 2020 at about 1745 hours in Amokwe and Akanu Item Communities, team of police men attached to Bende Police Division led by the Divisional Police Officer.
She said the operation took place in conjunction with Youths and Vigilante membes of the two Communities.
She said their arrest took place at the initiation ground of Vikings and Aro Fraternity.
The suspects include NNAMANI Christian, CHIEMEZUO Chijioke, MICHEAL David, ABAYI Emeka, OBINNA Eze, AGU CHUKWUEMEKA, NDUBUISI Ibekwe, CHIMUANYA OZOEMENA, SAMUEL EKE AGU, MAXWELL OKPARA, STEPHEN CHUKWUEMEKA, EKE NDUBUISI, NDUBUISI DICK Nwafor and EZINWA EGBUJOR.
Exhibits recovered include, one locally made single barrel gun and axe.
Similarly, the command on 15thAugust, 2020 at about 2130 hours, acting on information arrested three suspected cultists in Umuobia Ahiaukwu Olokoro Umuahia and recovered the exhibits in their Possession.
The suspects whose names were given as OBINNA NWACHUKWU
M’ 20 Years, ONYEDIKACHI IKEM’ 18 Years and ANAYO OGBONNA `M’ 21 Years are undergoing investigation.
Suspects the CP added will be charged to court upon completion of investigation