THE Anambra State Police Command through its Special Anti Cultism Squad has arrested one hundred and thirty-five suspected cultists from various parts of the state.
According to a press statement by the command Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed, the unit equally recovered some exhibits from the raids including four machetes, some quantities of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, two Axes two daggers and, native charms of different categories.He said out of the one hundred and thirty five suspects arrested so far, forty one have confessed and charged to Court, sixty-one were screened and released while forty-four others are under investigation.
The statement said consequently, three of the hotel staff including the manager one Mr Ekene Gabriel of Onitsha, the barman, one Tom Bishop Emmanuel and the gate man, one Arume Ifeanyi Godwin were also arrested
and the case was under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.
In another development, the command in a statement also said it has equally recieved a complaint that three unknown men scaled the fence of Christ Holy Church located at number 30 Orumba Street Okpoko and forcefully entered the room of the Assistant Pastor, one Justice Nonso Njigbo and inflicted a deep matchete cut on his fore head, shot and injured him on the left thigh and made away with phones of the occupants.
It explained that Police detectives attached to Okpoko Division visited the scene and rushed the victim to St. Charles Boromeo hospital where he was confirmed dead on arrival and the corpse had been deposited in the same hospital morgue for autopsy while efforts are being intensified to apprehend the assailants and bring them to justice.
The command therefore implores the public to always report any suspicious persons or movements to the nearest Police Station for prompt response.