Police arrest 8 suspected cultists, recover arms, Indian hemp
By Praise Necherem
A total of eight persons, suspected to be members of various cult groups, have been arrested by the police in Anambra state. The police public relations officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said one long locally made dane gun, three locally double barrel pistols, one live cartridge, among other items were recovered from them.
He said, “In line with the avowed commitment of Anambra State Police Command to rid criminal elements from the State, the Command’s Operatives in conjunction with the Military and Other Security agencies in the State, in the late hours of 23rd March, 2021, raided a couple of criminal hideouts in Okija, Ihiala local government area.
“The police arrested eight suspects, Ugbe Lucky (27), Ekene Ebubeze (38), Somto Chukwu (25), Ifeanyi Eze (22), Chika Nnekezie (31) Chidi Amadike (26), Mmaduabaka Obidiazor (30) and Chinemelum Okeke (19).
“The operatives also recovered one long locally made dane gun, 3 locally double barrel pistols, one live cartridge, two knives, one jungle army camp beret, one red beret, 2 Police belt, one Shisha smoking pot and substance suspected to be cannabis sativa.
“The commissioner of police, Monday Kuryas, while commending the joint patrol team, led by the area commander, Ihiala, for a gallant performance, equally reassures Ndi Anambra that the command would be relentless in taking the battle to the doorstep of criminal elements hell-bent on fomenting trouble in the state and bringing them to book.”