Imo State Magistrate remands 74 suspected cultists nabbed with Corpse laced with arms

www.odogwublog.com reports that one week after 74 suspected cultists were arrested for conveying a corpse laced with pistols, an Owerri magistrate court has ordered their remand at the Prisons.

Operatives of the Imo State Police command had intercepted a convoy of mourners conveying the remains of  39 years old Kingsley Egwim from Rivers State to Amauziri in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State , at Tetlow by Bank Raod in Owerri by cops who were on a stop- and- search duty.

The police operatives had discovered a pistol with live ammunition in one of the bus accompanying the corpse, an action that made them match all the occupants including the ambulance conveying the corpse to the Police headquarters, where they discovered another pistol with police insignia in the casket. 

The Imo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Andrew Enwerem made the disclosure.

According to him, the 74 suspects were arraigned on a five count charge ranging from conspiracy; murder; armed Robbery;  cultism; and unlawful possession of fire arms on Friday.  

He explained that the Magistrate ordered they all should be remanded at the overpopulated Owerri prisons.

Meanwhile, the case file has been sent to the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for proper arraignment at the high court, according to him.

Further, Enwerem said the State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi is committed to stamp out cultism in the State, saying there is no room for cultism under his watch.

He explained that the Magistrate ordered they all should be remanded at the already overpopulated Owerri prisons.

Meanwhile, the case file has been sent to the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for proper arraignment at the high court, according to him.

Further, Enwerem said the State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi is committed to stamp out cultism in the State, saying there is no room for cultism under his watch.

A total of two pistols, with one bearing the insignia of the police and 45 live ammunition were found on the mourners. 

Meanwhile, the corpse has since been buried while the suspects are at the Owerri prisons. 

Imo State Magistrate remands 74 suspected cultists nabbed with Corpse laced with arms Imo State Magistrate remands 74 suspected cultists nabbed with Corpse laced with arms Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Sunday, August 12, 2018 Rating: 5

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