July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

Four Suspected Cultists Arrested For Terrorising Imo Communities

Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested four suspected cultists terrorising the residents of Mbaitoli and other areas in Imo State.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

The police spokesman said in furtherance of Imo State Police Command’s zeal to flush out criminally minded elements from the State, today, operatives of the Command’s Anti-Vice Squad acting on credible intelligence stormed the criminal hideout of a notorious Vikings Confraternity Cult syndicate at Mbeiri, in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State and arrested four suspected cultists who have been terrorizing the residents of Mbaitoli and other areas in the State.

The suspects included; Chinaecherem Ozoemelam Miracle aka Gadafi of Umuokoto in Nekede, Chidera Nnajiofor ‘m’ of Umuokoto in Nekede, Obinna Sopuruchi Simon, of Ama Ohuru Nguru in Aboh Mbaise LGA and Alloysius Fabian of Umuegem Akabo in Ikeduru.

The statement reads, “The suspects opened fire on sighting Police operatives but were subdued by the superior firepower of the gallant operatives. In the process, one of the suspects sustained gunshot injuries on his leg, he was arrested together with his cohorts and rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.

“Two locally made revolver shotguns, five rounds of live cartridges, military camouflage shorts, and face masks were recovered from the suspects.

“On interrogation, the suspects confessed to being members of the Vikings confraternity and provided useful information to the Police. Efforts are on top gear to arrest other suspects at large, particularly the manufacturers of the locally made guns.

“The suspects will be arraigned in court upon completion of a comprehensive investigation.”

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