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Anambra killing: Police launch onslaught on cultists, arrest three, recover dangerous weapons



Operatives of Anambra State Police Command as part of their commitments to ensuring a crime-free State and checkmating cultism and other violent crimes and bringing perpetrators to book have arrested 3 suspects and recovered one English Beretta Pistol, one locally fabricated gun, one live ammunition one motorcycle, three phones, twenty two thousand Naira cash and some substance suspected to be hard drugs.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Ikenga Tochukwu (DSP) revealed this in a press release.

Tochukwu said that the police operatives at about 11pm on 2/3/2022 working on a credible information stormed a criminal hideout in Awada, Idemili North LGA and arrested a twenty five year old Onyedika Okwuibe.

He said that immediate search conducted in his house led to the recovery of one English Pistol and one live ammunition.

The PPRO said that further interrogation of Onyedika led to the arrest of another suspect, Chimaobi Ezeoke whom he alleged gave him the gun. They both according to him confessed to be members of Vikings cult group.

“Similarly, on 3/3/2022 at 9:46am, police operatives working with the vigilante group in Ufuma, Orumba North LGA arrested one Samuel Nwankwo ‘M’ aged 31years and recovered one locally fabricated gun, one motorcycle, substance suspected to be hard drugs and cash of N22,400.

“The suspect and one other gang member still at large operating with unregistered motorcycle had attacked Heca Filling Station along Umunze/Ekwulobia Road and dispossessed the sales girl of proceeds of cash sales. However, the criminals were intercepted by Viligante men working with the Police.” Tochukwu pointed out.

The PPRO said that the suspects have been interrogated and operations are ongoing to nab other members of the syndicate.

Meanwhile, The Anambra State Commissioner Of Police, Echeng Echeng (CP) while reiterating the unwavering commitment of the command towards weeding out all criminal elements, enjoined law-abiding citizens of the state to remain vigilant and continue to support the command in the fight against crime and all shades of criminality.

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