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Police Arrest Eight Suspected Cultists In Warri, Nab 17-Year-Old Drug Peddler In Asaba

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CP Ari Muhammed Ali

By Silver Dare

Eight members of Aiye confraternity were on Wednesday arrested in Warri, Delta State by men of the Divisional Rapid Respond Squad.


According to a press statement by the police signed by the Acting Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright, the arrest was made in line with the directive of the Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Mohammed Ali, bearing in mind that 7th July of every year is the day singled out by Aiye confraternity cult group to mark their day and also cause mayhem in the society.

Adding that “the Commissioner of Police in his usual proactive ways, directed that all DPOs be on the lookout and ensure that all their nefarious activities must be checkmated.”

The statement said that “the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri, CSP T.Y Mahmud led men of the Divisional Rapid Respond Squad on visibility patrol,” saying that “while on patrol, they intercepted and arrested one Oghenewaro Bebe ‘m’ 21yrs of No. 22 of Ughoton area in Okpe LG in a full regalia of Aiye Black Axe confraternity.”

The police added that during interrogation, the suspect confessed to be a member of the said cult group, adding that “he led the team to a bush bar at Jeddo which is their meeting point.”

Continuing, the police disclosed that “at the bush bar, one live silver like 7.63mm ammunition was recovered” and that the suspect further led the police to Ughoton community where one of the top leader of the confraternity, Oritsetusem Fenemigho aged 29 resided.

Fenimigho was arrested along with Weyinmi Onomakponi ‘m’ 35yrs, Emmanuel Edah ‘m’ 27yrs, Osro Etiosa ‘m’ 23yrs, Oshef Benji ‘m’ 27yrs, Confidence Sunday ‘m’ 18yrs, Akintemeyin James ‘m’ 18yrs, Hope Agbogidi ‘f’ 25yrs who all were in the same apartment.

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Items recovered in their apartment are Two (2) locally made pistol, one (1) battle axe, one (1) long cutlass, five (5) customized Aiye pillows, one (1) customized center table with Aiye logo, one (1) AK 47 expended ammunition, necklace used as body protection charm, two (2) HP Laptop, six (6) iphones, two (2) suspected stolen Lexus car keys, one (1) original and a duplicate copy.

Furthermore, Delta police said Oritseusen Fenemigho equally led the team to Idimi Osobo under Okere Urhobo where they recovered the suspected stolen car, saying that investigation is ongoing.

In a related development, men of Operation Delta Hawk Patrol teams on stop and search activity along Cable Point Asaba, intercepted one Esealuka Paul ‘m’ 17yrs who when search was conducted on him was in possession of sixty-eight (68) sachet of dried weed suspected to be Indian hemp, thirty-three (33) sachet of SK, six (6) packs of Razler and one (1) lighter.

The suspect was arrested and Investigation is ongoing.

The Commissioner of Police while thanking members of the public for their cooperation, urged parents and guardians to monitor their wards, as he called on parents to advise their wards against cultism.

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