The Anambra state police command has arrested 3 suspected members of cult groups and criminals, and recovers some items like money, phones, locally made and western guns, ammunitions and motorcycle.
Their arrest was confirmed to the press by PPRO, Anambra State Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who said that the recent arrest are to reassure the resident the readiness of the command to curb all activities of these cultists and their crimes.
A crime free state is possible and Anambra state police is ready to checkmate these culprits from all angles, Narrating how the arrest was made, DSP Ikenga said;
Police Operatives have arrested 3 suspects and recovered one English Beretta Pistol, one locally fabricated gun, one live ammunition one motorcycle, three phones, cash of ₦22,400 and some substance suspected to be hard drugs.
The Police Operatives at about 11pm on 2/3/2022 working on credible information stormed a criminal hideout in Awada, Idemili North LGA and arrested One Onyedika Okwuibe ‘M’ aged 25years.
Immediate search conducted in his house led to the recovery of one English Pistol and one live ammunition. Further interrogation of Onyedika led to the arrest of one Chimaobi Ezeoke whom he alleged gave him the gun. They both confessed to be members of Vikings cult group.
Similarly, on 3/3/2022 at 9:46am, Police Operatives working with the vigilante group in Ufuma, Orumba North LGA arrested one Samuel Nwankwo ‘M’ aged 31years and recovered one locally fabricated gun, one motorcycle, substance suspected to be hard drugs and cash of ₦22,400.
The suspect and one other gang member still at large operating with unregistered motorcycle had attacked Heca Filling Station along Umunze/Ekwulobia Road and dispossessed the sales girl of Proceeds of cash sales. However, the criminals were intercepted by Vigilante men working with the Police.
The Suspect has been interrogated and operations are ongoing to nab other members of the syndicate. Suspects shall be charged to court once investigations are concluded.
The Commissioner Of Police, CP Echeng Echeng while reiterating the unwavering commitment of the Command towards weeding out all criminal elements, enjoins law-abiding citizens of the State to remain vigilant and continue to support the Command in the fight against crime and all shades of criminality.