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Police foil cult initiation, arrest suspects, recover ammunitions in Delta

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By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

The Delta state police command on Tuesday confirmed that it foiled the initiation of new members into the Aiye Confraternity Cult at the weekend.

A press release by the police public relations officer, Delta state command, DSP. Bright Edafe disclosed that the police command was determined to rid the state of all criminal activities, adding that it would no longer be business as usual in the state for criminals

In another development, the command personnel raided criminal hideouts in Oleh, arrested one cult member, recovered deadly weapons. According to the statement, on 24/9/2021 at about 1610hrs, operatives of the Command Crack Squad, acting on gathered intelligence, raided criminal hideouts in Eri Community, near Oleh in Isoko South local government area.

One Akpofure Lucky ‘m’ aged 37yrs was arrested and a locally made pistol and three live cartridges were recovered. The suspect confessed that he is a member of the Supreme Vikings Confraternity. They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police Delta state police command, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, called on well-meaning residents of the state, parents and guardians to caution their wards to shun all form of cult related practices. He stated that cultism was the bedrock of most prevalent crime in the society today and as such should not be encouraged in any way.

He also noted that the command would remain committed in maintaining the already existing peace in the state, security of lives and property and as such would not tolerate any one who goes against the law. To this effect, he has directed Area commanders, DPOs, tactical commanders to ensure continuous raiding of criminal hideouts, black spot and constant patrol of their area of responsibilities while urging them to ensure that men deployed should be properly supervised to ensure that they remain civil to members of the public and shun all forms of corruption.

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