Police burst cult suspects, recover arms in Edo State

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Flowing from the ongoing secret cult war in Edo state, men of the Anti Cultism Unit of the Edo state police command has raided some secret cult hideouts in Benin city, arresting some alleged cult members.

According to the police diary, On the 2nd of July, 2022, at about 5:15 pm, operatives of the Edo state police Command, Ekiadolor sector, while on a routine intelligence patrol around Ekowe community and environs, intercepted some suspected cultists in the community youth house.

Other items recovered from the suspects
Other items recovered from the suspects

On sighting the police operatives, the suspects attempted to escape from the scene of their unlawful assembly.

The cause of the move by the suspects to escape attracted the attention of the police operatives, which forced the Police to give them a hot chase.

Mobile phones, live cartridges found with the suspects
Mobile phones, live cartridges found with the suspects

Some suspects were arrested. They include Andrew Owhoyavwosa, 22; Joseph Meshak, 25; Osazee Solomon, 35; Godswill Obasohan, 25; Charles Odiase, 52; and Okoh Peter ‘M’ 68yrs.

During a search, officers recovered two locally made single barrel guns, one locally made cut to size single barrel gun, and 30 live cartridges.

Other items recovered at the scene are one first aid box, Kolanuts, Eggs, Cowries, One dead chicken, Seven mobile phones, and thirty-seven thousand naira cash.

Edo state Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department ( SCID) to carry out a discrete investigation to arrest other members of the dreaded secret cult group terrorising the state.

The Bike rider
The Bike rider

Similarly, in collaboration with local vigilante members, operatives of the command, on the 3rd of July, 2022, at about 2.30 am, intercepted a motorcyclist acting suspiciously.

two locally made single barrel guns
two locally made single barrel guns

The police operatives on a routine patrol attempted to stop the rider, but the suspect allegedly shot sporadically to scare the team; however, he was apprehended on the spot.

motorcycle with Reg. number BEN-316-QP
motorcycle with Reg. number BEN-316-QP

The team recovered One locally made cut to size single barrel gun, one live cartridge, One expended cartridge and one motorcycle with Reg. number BEN-316-QP.

During a preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that he was a member of a secret cult group.

The Police are to charge the suspect in Court soon.

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