Anambra State Police apprehend 113 suspected cultists


Nigeria Police

No fewer than 113 suspected cultists have been arrested by the police in separate locations in Anambra state.


The state commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday while parading the suspects at the police headquarters in Amawbia.

He said the arrests were made by the Command Special Anti-Cult unit between March 11 till date.

He added that 45 of the suspects were charged to court, 35 screened out, while 33 others were under investigation.

“Exhibits recovered from the suspects include one browning and locally made single barrel pistol, 7 live ammunition, axe, daggers, machetes and some quantities of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp,” he added.

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Also paraded was a gang of robbers who specialized in car snatching.

According to the Commissioner, a total of eight vehicles were recovered from them.

He said, “Police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti-Cult unit went on investigation to Asaba in Delta State and arrested one Chukwuezugo Paul, 42 of Asaba.

“Discreet investigation led to the arrest of his accomplice and gang leader, one Micheal Obinna, aka Mayor.”

Ladodo said the same syndicate robbed a woman of her Toyota Venza car at gun point.

“Exhibits recovered include 7 vehicles comprising of 1 black Toyota Venza, 3 Toyota Corolla, 2 Lexus 350 Jeeps, 1 Toyota Rav 4 Jeep.

“Others include 1 barre-ta pistol with 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 1 cutlass, 3 iPhones, 1 Samsung phone and 1 black Lexus 350 car,” he added.

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