Anambra police parade 32 suspects for cultism, touting and other offences


Anambra police parade 32 suspects for cultism, touting and other offences

Anambra State Police Command has paraded 32 suspects for various offences  ranging from cultism, revenue touting and possession of prohibited firearm.

According to Police public relations Officer , DSP Toochukwu Ikenga who was quoting the state police commissioner, CP Echeng Echeng said the command has resolved to stamp out violent crimes, extortion and other forms of crime and criminality in the State.

In his words “The CP stated this, today Sunday 10th April, 2022 when police officers, attached to Anambra Command arrested thirty two suspects on offences ranging from armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearm and extortion, recovered one locally made beretta pistol, one magnum pump action and ammunition.”

He said one of the suspects was arrested acting on a credible information, at about 4:30am on 30/3/2022.

“Operatives arrested one Ozo Olie Ifeanyi ‘M’ 43years in his residence at Odoje village, Onitsha and recovered one locally fabricated single barrel pistol and one live ammunition concealed in a bag.

“Investigation so far reveals that the suspect, has already made useful statement that will lead to the arrest of other members of their criminal gang. He also confessed to be a member of the Black Axe Cult Group and specializes in robbing unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables.

“Similarly, another suspect, one Ifeanyi Nwobu ‘M’ 49years Native of Enuorji Village, Enugu ukwu at about 9pm on 30/3/2022 was arrested and recovered one Magnum pump action gun. The suspect has made useful statement that could unravel the source of the arm,” Ikenga stated.

Meanwhile, 30 of the paraded suspects were arrested for flouting the State Government’s ban on touting, extortion and illegal revenue collection in the state.


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