Police Arrest Three Suspected Cultists In Delta State

…..Recovers one AK-47 Rifle, and One Baretta Pistol.

Three cultists who are suspected of being involved in kidnappings in the Oghara village, Ethiopia-West Local Government Area of the state, and the surrounding areas of Warri, Sapele, and Ughelli have been detained by the Delta State Police Command.

When the suspects were apprehended at several points in Oghara, Koko, and Sapele, the police also found weapons and ammunition on them.

According to a press release on Sunday, 12th May 2024 signed by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Edafe Bright said that the suspects who are members of Eiye Confraternity were arrested by a Police Special team deployed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Olufemi Abaniwonda on 9/5/2024.

ASP Julius Robinson oversaw the group acting on a technically generated intelligence.

Moreover, the police found firearms from the suspects, including a brand-new AK-47 rifle with an empty magazine and an automatic pump action gun.

According to SP Bright Edafe, on September 5, 2024, at approximately 04:30, a police special unit attacked Oghara town and apprehended a 28-year-old suspect who is a member of the Eiye fraternity.

“The suspect led the operatives to a hotel in Koko Junction Oghara where another suspect aged 46 years and a member of Eiye confraternity was arrested and an automatic Pump Action gun was recovered from him.

“Consequently, upon further interrogation of the two suspects, they led the operatives to the arrest of another 32-year-old suspect in Sapele Delta State where one new AK-47 rifle and an empty magazine were recovered.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that suspects are linked to a series of kidnappings in Ughelli, Warri, Sapele, and the environs.

“The suspects are in custody and the investigation is ongoing, SP Edafe said.

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