One Chidera Thompson, 24, of Amadiukwu, Uboji-Ngwo in Udi LGA of Enugu State was Wednesday arrested for allegedly belonging to a cult group.
The state police command said exhibits found on him are one locally-fabricated cut-to-size gun, one dagger, two kitchen knives, one hammer and one black beret bearing the insignia of Black Axe confraternity.
According to the state police public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, “On 18/08/2022 at about 4.30pm, police operatives of Enugu State Command serving at 9th Mile Police Division acted on credible information and arrested the suspect.”
He also announced the arrest of another 24-year-old for belonging to another cult group.
Quoting him, “Police operatives of the command serving in Ikirike Police Division in synergy with the neighbourhood watch group, on 16/08/2022 at about 3pm, acted on a distress call and arrested one Onuoha Chidiebere, 24, of Topland, Awkunanaw Enugu.”
Exhibits recovered from him, according Ndukwe, are one locally-made pistol with three live cartridges.
The PPRO said the suspect ‘confessed to being a member of Junior Vikings Confraternity, where he is known as ‘Aso Sure Boy’ and a retired Point 1 (leader) of the cult group.
“The suspects will be arraigned in court once ongoing investigations at the Anti-Cultism Squad of the command are concluded.”
Meanwhile, the state commissioner of police, CP Abubakar Lawal, called on residents of Enugu State to continue ro provide the command credible information and intelligence to rid the state of criminal elements.