98 Suspected Cultists arrested in Anambra

By Okoye Chibuzo on 05/06/2019

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The Nigerian Police force in Anambra state has arrested 98 persons suspected to be cultists in Anambra.

SP Haruna Mohammed, the Police Spokesperson in Anambra made this known through the press release which also showed that the suspects were arrested from various parts of the state by the Command's Special Anti Cult unit (SPACS) in conjunction with operation puff adder.

The suspects were arrested during the police raid conducted at Ihemvosi, Nibo, Igbariam, Nnewi, Ogidi Otuocha, Umueri, Fegge and Awada in Onitsha among others.

The Police spokesperson said,

“On the 26/05/201t9 at Ukpor axis, 18 suspected were arrested. On 27/05 /2019 at Ihembosi, 04 suspected cultists arrested. On the 28/05/2019 at Igbariam /Nibo, 12 suspected cultists arrested. On the 29/05/2019 at Nnewi /Oba, 08 suspected cultists arrested. On the 30/05/2019, at Ogidi /Fegge axis, 15 suspected cultists arrested.

“On the 31/05/19, at Awada, 22 suspected cultists arrested. At Otuocha /Umueri axis 06 suspected cultists arrested. On 01/06/2019, at Anaku, 04 suspected cultists arrested. On the 02 /06 /2019, at Nimo axis, 09 suspected cultists arrested respectively.”

“From all the raids carried out, a total number of 98 suspects were arrested out of which 37 were screened out, 22 were charged to court. 19 were placed under police supervision for being underaged and forceful initiation while 22 others are undergoing investigation.”

Some of the exhibits recovered during the raid includes, three daggers, one short knife, two bags, some quantities of weed suspected to be cannabis sativa, two black barrets, one military camouflage knicker, one broken bottle and some qualities of substances suspected to be cocaine and five improvised bunkers for inhaling substances suspected to be cocaine


Posted on June, 5 2019

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