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Warri: Police Arrest Three Suspected Cultists, Recover Gun, Others



Warri: Police Arrest Three Suspected Cultists, Recover Gun, Others

By Daniel Dafe

Police operatives attached to Quick Response Squad (QRS) in Delta State, recently arrested three suspected cultists in Warri.

They were said to be on a stop and search duty along Pessu corner in Warri, when the suspects were nabbed.

A statement on Wednesday by the police spokesman in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, said the security operatives “intercepted a tricycle with three occupants and upon search of the occupants, one locally made cut-to-size gun and four live cartridges were recovered from them.”

Adding: “The three suspects namely; Chukwuma Owoh ‘m’ aged 26years, Ediri Ogendengbe ‘m’ aged 32yrs, and Alfred Kess ‘m’ age 38yrs were immediately arrested by the Policemen.”

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According to the statement, “one of the suspects, Chukwuma Owoh confessed that he bought the gun from one Haruna of hausa market Warri, and that he was on his way to Pessu in search of some Aiye confraternity cult members that attacked his younger sister.”

The suspects are currently in custody and investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali has urged police officers in the state to sustain the tempo, just as he admonished them to be polite and civil to members of the public while on duty, saying that “incivility to members of the public will not be tolerated under his watch.”


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