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Police foil cult initiation in Delta, arrest 10 suspects

Police foil cult initiation in Delta, arrest 10 suspects

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have foiled an initiation ceremony of the Aiye Confraternity in Onicha-Ugbo neighborhood in Aniocha North Local Government Area. 


Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a press release on Tuesday, September 28, stated males of the Anti Cult unit arrested 10 suspected members of the cult group throughout the raid. 


“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,” Edafe acknowledged.


“The Commander Delta State Anti Cult Unit (SACU) detailed operatives who stormed the venue of the initiation that evening, they had been in a position to foil the initiation course of and in addition arrested ten (10) male suspects whereas others escaped into the bush


“One locally made revolver pistol with four (4) live and one (1) 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.” he added. 


Police operatives additionally arrested one other suspected cultist with a locally-made pistol and reside cartridges in Isoko Local Government Area of the state. 


“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.” the assertion learn. 


Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Delta State Police Command CP Ari Muhammed Ali, has referred to as on properly that means residents of the state, mother or father and guardians to warning their wards to shun all type of cult associated practices.


“Cultism is the bedrock of most prevalent crime in the society today and as such should not be encouraged in any way,” the CP stated.


He additionally famous that the command will stay dedicated in sustaining the already present peace within the state, safety of lives and properties and as such won’t tolerate anybody who goes towards the regulation.


To this impact, the Commissioner has directed Area commanders, DPOS, tactical commanders to make sure steady raiding of prison hideouts, black spot and fixed patrol of their space of obligations whereas urging them to make sure that males deployed must be correctly supervised to make sure that they continue to be civil to members of the general public and shun all type of corruption.



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