Police Arrest Four For Cultism In Enugu (Photo)
Enugu police has announced that its command has arrested four suspected cultists for their involvement in cult activities in the state.
The Enugu State Police Command on Tuesday, announced the arrest of four middle-aged men for involvement in cult activities. They were arrested at Umuakachi in the Nsukka Local Government Area of the state.
According to the state command’s police public relations officer, ASP Daniel Ndukw, “On 10/05/2020, at about 0930hrs, Isiala Salifu (aged 20 years old), Agbo Izuchukwu Gerald (29), Oneze Chinecherem (20) and Onah Chinedu were arrested by the operatives of the command’s Anti-Cultism Unit with the assistance of the neighbourhood watch group of Umuakashi, Nsukka, in a bush in the area, following intelligence gathered that a group of cultists were planning to carry out cult initiation.”
ASP Ndukwe said investigations showed that the suspects confessed to being members of the Black Axe Confraternity, and that they contributed money to procure arms and other weapons used in executing cult activities. Items recovered from them include one locally-made single barrel pistol with one live cartridge and one axe.
ASP Ndukwe further added that a combined team of the command’s Anti-Cultism Unit and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Operatives, acting on intelligence, arrested one Onyedika Okeke (also known as “Bull Dog”, aged 23), Igwe Ugochukwu (aged 23), and Igbokwe Anayo, in their criminal hideout at New Artisan, Enugu, where they were alleged to be preparing for a robbery operation. Items recovered from them, according to him, include one locally-made double barrel pistol.
He said investigations revealed that they confessed to being members of the Supreme Vikings Confraternity (also known as “Bagger”), and have been involved in criminal activities, including armed robbery.
Meanwhile, the Enugu State Police Commissioner Ahmad AbdurRahman commended the efforts of the operatives as well as support from security stakeholders, urging the residents to report criminal matters to the nearest police stations or call the command’s emergency hotlines on 08032003702, 08086671202, 08075390883 or 08098880172 for immediate action.