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Delta Police Foil Cult Initiation Ceremony, Arrest 28 In Ukwuani LGA

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…Recover Car Stolen At Gunpoint From Cleric In Owerri

By John Tega

The State Anti Cult Unit (SACU) of the Delta State Police Command, at the weekend, following a tip off of intelligence foiled a cult initiation at a bush in Ogume community forest in Ukwuani LGA of Delta State.

According to the police, the said initiation activity was to be carried out by members of the Aiye confraternity group a.k.a black axe.

A statement by the Action Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, added that the police operatives stormed the bush at midnight and a total of twenty-eight (28) male suspects were arrested, adding that four suspects namely Obanor Osasuyi aged 24, Oliseh Onimichi aged 27, Moses Samuel aged 18 and Olusola Ese aged 18 had already began the process of initiation, adding that because of “the timely intervention of the police, the initiation process could not be completed, why the other suspects were not initiated.

The police said items recovered include two (2) locally made single barrel guns, eight (8) vehicles, six (6) motorcycles and charms, adding that investigation is ongoing.

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In another development, the Safer Highway 018 stationed at Alifikede boundary between Edo and Delta States, while on stop and search, intercepted a Toyota Camry with Reg. No. RLU 04 MBB ash colour driven by one Tochukwu
Obinakana with Mohammed Maduabuchi.

The police spokesman said that “on interrogation, the duo could not give satisfactory account of themselves and were arrested and taken to the station for further investigation where they later confessed that the said vehicle was snatched at gun point from a reverend father in Owerri.

According to Etaga Bright, the vehicle was recovered and both suspect arrested, adding that investigation is ongoing.

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