Delta Police Apprehends 11 Suspected Cultists, Recovers 2 Pistols, Other Items

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos


At least 11 suspected cultists have been arrested by police operatives within two days in Delta State, New Nigerian Newspaper has learnt.
Two locally made pistols, seven live cartridges, one expended 9mm ammunition, two  expended cartridges were said to have been recovered from the suspects.
Also some weeds suspected to be Indian hemp,  one  Honda accord car with Reg no. Lagos KSF 586 DU, five  motorcycles  and a bag containing clothes  were recovered from the suspects.

Ten out of the suspects, were said to have been arrested by operatives attached to Delta State  Anti Cult Unit (SACU) during an  initiation process at night in a bush.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the suspects were arrested at two different areas of the state on  24th and 25th September 2021.
The police public relations officer DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the arrest in a release made available on Tuesday.
According to the release ” On 25/09/2021  at about 0145hrs acting on intelligence gathered  that members of Aiye confraternity  a.k.a black axe  were carrying out an initiation in the bush at Onicha-Ugbo community in Aniocha North LGA.  
The Commander Delta State  Anti Cult Unit (SACU) detailed operatives who  stormed the venue of the initiation that night, they were able to foil the initiation process and also arrested ten (10) male suspects  while others escaped into the bush. 
One   locally made revolver pistol with four live and one expended 9mm ammunition and two  expended cartridges were recovered from two of the suspected cultist while some weeds suspected to be Indian hemp,  one  Honda accord car with Reg no. Lagos KSF 586 DU, five  motorcycles  and a bag containing clothes  were recovered from the scene. 
Also, on 24/9/2021 at about 1610hrs, operatives of the Command Crack Squad acting on intelligence gathered raided  criminal hideouts in Eri Community near Oleh in Isoko south LGA and arrested one Akpofure Lucky ‘m’ aged 37yrs with a locally made pistol and three live cartridges. 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 has called on well meaning residents of the state, parent and guardians to caution their wards to shun all form of cult related practices.
According to him,  Cultism is 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 will remain committed in maintaining the already existing peace in the state, security of lives and properties and as such will 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 form of corruption.

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