ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Two males suspected said to be involved in armed robbery and cultism, have been arrested by the operatives of the Enugu State Police Command.
This was made known by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP. Daniel Ndukwe on Sunday night in a statement issued in Enugu.
According to the statement, one of the suspects, Chidera Thompson, 24, was arrested on 18 August by police operatives acting on credible information.
Items recovered from Chidera Thompson include, 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.
Ndukwe disclosed also that the second suspect, Chidiebere Onuoha was arrested on 16 August for armed robbery and cultism.
The Police PRO noted that Chidiebere aged 24, of Topland, Awkunanaw Enugu was arrested with One (1) locally-made pistol with three (3) live cartridges, and confessed to being a member of Junior Vikings Confraternity.
“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”.
“Similarly, Police Operatives of the Command serving in Ikirike Police Division in synergy with Neighborhood Watch Group, on 16/08/2022 at about 3.pm, 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”.
“The suspects will be arraigned in cult once ongoing investigations at the Anti-Cultism Squad of the Command are concluded”.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abubakar Lawal, fdc, has called on residents of Enugu State to continue to provide the Command credible information and intelligence it requires to rid the State of unrepentant criminal elements.”