…parades 39 suspects Imo State Police Command on Monday recorded a major breakthrough in its fight against cultism with the arrest of 39 suspected cultists. Parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters, the State Commissioner, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, disclosed that the suspects were arrested at different points in the state during their initiation ceremony. According […]
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Imo State Police Command on Monday recorded a major breakthrough in its fight against cultism with the arrest of 39 suspected cultists.

Parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters, the State Commissioner, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, disclosed that the suspects were arrested at different points in the state during their initiation ceremony.

According to him, “considering the spate of  cultism in the state and following a tactically coordinated operation by operatives of the State Police Command through credible source stormed the initiation party organized by the cultists for new members within the Nekede area of Owerri”.

He continued that, “on the receipt of the information, covert operatives of the Command were promptly mobilized and dispatched to the area to monitor the situation. Notable flashpoints within Nekede and environs namely, ‘South Africa ‘, ‘Shrine Tree Square’ and Pentagon Bar Umuofocha’ were surrounded and cordoned off by ever ready operatives.  As a result, 39 suspected cultists who converged in the aforementioned location for initiation and other cult activities were rounded up.

“The suspects have made useful statements confessing their membership of the Aiye confraternity.  Thorough investigation has commenced with the view of charging the suspects to court accordingly “.

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