… 39 suspects paraded
Imo State Police Command Monday made breakthrough in its fight against cultism arresting 39 suspected cultists.
The State Police Commissioner, Mr Taiwo Lakanu, while parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters,Owerri disclosed that the suspects were arrested at different points in the state during their initiation ceremony.
“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” said Lakanu.
Continuing he said “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 “concludes Mr Lakanu