***52 Suspected Cultists Arrested

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Anambra Police Nabbed Two On Wanted List With Ammunition,

***52 Suspected Cultists Arrested

By: Sunny David/Akwa

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested two persons, Chukwudi Igwilo and Chukwuneke Nnaemeka over alleged armed robbery and other heinous crimes in the State.

While 52 suspected cultists also have been arrested in the State.

The suspects were said to have been on the police on wanted list of the command.

The Police Spokesperson, Mr. Haruna Mohammed (SP), in a statement in Awka, said one locally made single barrel pistol and five live cartridges were recovered from Igwilo.

Mr. Mohammed said Nnaemeka belonged to a secret cult group, bagger confraternity.

He said, “On the 16/6/2019 at about 9:15 pm, following intelligence report, Police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested one Chukwudi Igwilo ‘m’ aged 49 years of Nanka in Orumba North Local Government Area of the State.

“On the 17/6/2019 at about 4:05 pm, Police detectives attached to Abagana Division arrested one Mr Chukwuneke Nnaemeka ‘m’ aged 23 years of Akpu village, Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area of the State.”

The PPRO said the case was being investigated, adding that the suspects were assisting the Police with useful information that would lead to the arrest of other accomplices.

According to Mr. Mohammed, 51 suspected cultists were also apprehended by the Command Special Anti Cult Unit (SPACS) in conjunction with Operation Puff Adder at various locations of the state.

Mr. Mohammed said, “Out of the 51 suspects arrested,13 were screened out, 8 suspects charged to court.

“12 suspects were placed under police supervision for being underage while 18 others are undergoing investigation.”

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