By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Police operatives in Delta State have arrested three suspected cultists and a firearms manufacturer.
The suspected cultists, identified as Ibru Adegbor, Onomua Victor and Saturday, as learnt, were arrested by operatives of Delta State Anti Cult Unit (SACU) at Jesse following discreet intelligence gathering on 20th May, 2021.
Our correspondent reliably learnt that the arrest of the suspects was sequel by a directive issued by the State Police Commissioner Ari Mohammed Ali that all Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders should carry out continuous raiding of black spots to sustain sanity in the state.
As learnt, they confessed in the course of investigation and interrogation to be members of Aro Bagger confraternity, and that the cult leader who is on the run is in possession of their arm.
It was also gathered that the arrest of the gun manufacturer, identified as Francis Ogono was consequent upon the confessional statement by the suspects.
The 42 year old gun runner, according to report was arrested on 29th May, 2021, with a single barrel gun, and several tools used in the production recovered from him.
The Ag. Police Public Relations Officer DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the arrest in a release made available to journalists on Tuesday.
It reads, ” Sequel to the earlier directive issued by the commissioner of police Delta state command, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, PSC+ that DPOS and tactical commanders carry out continuous raiding of black spot so that sanity can be restored and sustained in the state, the commander Delta State Anti Cult Unit (SACU) detailed SACU Operatives to Jesse area of Delta state. After discreet intelligence gathering, on 20/5/2021 three suspected cultist namely, Onomua Victor ‘m’ age 29years, Saturday ‘m’ surname Unknown, and Ibru Adegbor all from Jesse were arrested.
On investigation and interrogation, they confessed to be members of Aro Bagger confraternity, and that the cult leader who is on the run is in possession of their arm which they call ‘tool’ popularly known as cut to size gun. On further interrogation, they confessed one Francis Ogono ‘m’ age 42years to be their gun supplier who is also from Jesse that allegedly sold the gun to their cult group. On 29/5/2021 SACU operatives went after the said gun runner he was arrested. exhibit recovered include on single barrel gun, and several tools used in the production of cut to size guns. Investigation is ongoing”.