Armed robbery, cultism suspects arrested in Enugu


Enugu State Police Command has arrested two armed robbery and cultism suspects. Weapons and other exhibits were also recovered from them.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Police Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Sunday, August 21.

The statement reads:

“On 18/08/2022 at about 4.30pm, Police Operatives of Enugu State Command serving in 9th Mile Police Division, acted on credible information and arrested one male armed robbery and cultism suspect, Chidera Thompson aged 24, of Amadiukwu, Uboji-Ngwo in Udi LGA. One (1) locally-fabricated cut-to-size gun, one (1) dagger, two (2) kitchen knives, one (1) hammer and one (1) black beret bearing the insignia of Black Axe confraternity were recovered from him.

2. Similarly, Police Operatives of the Command serving in Ikirike Police Division in synergy with Neighborhood Watch Group, on 16/08/2022 at about, acted on a distress call and arrested another male armed robbery and cultism suspect, Onuoha Chidiebere aged 24, of Topland, Awkunanaw Enugu. One (1) locally-made pistol with three (3) live cartridges was recovered from him, while he 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.

3. The suspects will be arraigned in cult once ongoing investigations at the Anti-Cultism Squad of the Command are concluded.

4. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, *CP Abubakar Lawal, fdc*, has called on residents of Enugu State to continue ro provide the Command credible information and intelligence it requires to rid the State of unrepentant criminal elements.


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