Nigerian Police arrest 30 suspected cultists in Edo State
- a suspect denies involvement
Edo State - Nigerian police, Edo State division is going hard on secret cult members in the state.
Over 30 members of the cult have been arrested across the state to curb the violence in the state.
There has been a report of crisis among some suspected secret cult groups in Benin for the past two weeks leading to several deaths.
The police are all out to curb the violence and bring perpetrators to justice, raiding all the black spots in Benin city and its environs.
Acting on a tip-off, officers arrested 30 suspected cultists from the various violent group in the state.
According to the police report, the arrested suspects are made up of 23 males and 7 females.
The officers also recovered some secret cult paraphernalia.
However, one of the arrested suspects denied being a secret cult member. He said the police arrested him at his workshop.
One of the suspects said, "I was in my workplace when the police just raided everyone and arrested us. I have never killed in my life, and I am surprised by the arrest".
Speaking, Edo state Police Public Relations officer SP Chidi Nwabuzor assured that the police will continue to raid any area prone to secret cult activities.
He said Edo state commissioner of police, CP Abutu Yaro, has directed all the various tactical teams, area commanders and Divisional Police Officers to ensure that secret cult-related activity is brought to its lowest ebb in Edo state.
According to him, "the 30 suspects were mainly arrested around New Benin, Ogida, Ugbowo and upper Sakponba road in Benin city.
The police are to charge the 30 suspected secret members in court soon.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.