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Police Foil Cult Initiation In Sapele, Recover Gun, Others

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Police Foil Cult Initiation In Sapele, Recover Gun, Others

By Daniel Dafe

On 20/11/2023 at about 1900hrs, the Delta State Police Command’s Raiders Squad foiled a cult initiation ceremony at Sapele, Delta State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this, added that while acting on credible information on a suspected cult initiation, the said police outfit stormed an uncompleted building at Mission Road in Sapele, Delta State where the initiation was being held.

Accirding to the statement, “upon sighting the police, the suspects took to their heels and fled in different directions abandoning a bag.”

“The bag was searched, and one (01) English pump action gun was recovered.

“The recovered exhibit is in custody, and investigation has commenced,” the police said.

Meanwhile, efforts are being made to identify and arrest the fleeing suspects

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In a related development, a suspected cultist has been arrested in Umunede.

The police said that “on 23/11/2023 at about 1400hrs, one man (name withheld) reported at the station that while an argument ensued between him and his siblings at his residence in Umunede Community, one Francis Sunday, a resident of same Umunede Community, who was present at the time of altercation was ordered to leave the premises.

The said Francis Sunday became furiously hostile, and went ahead to pull out a locally fabricated cut-to-size pistol, threatening to kill anyone who tried to walk him out of the residence.

Upon receipt of the complaint, operatives swung into action, and on 24/11/2023 at about 1230hrs, the operatives of the Divisional Anti-Crime Patrol Team stormed the residence of the complainant at No. 7 Old Agbor Road, Umunede where the alleged suspect was arrested.

Preliminary investigation led the operatives to search his residence at Mbiri Community Umunede, where one locally made cut-to-size pistol was recovered.

The suspect and exhibit are in custody, and investigation has commenced.

Meanwhile, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, has assured that efforts such as these will be maintained to ensure that those threatening the safety of all peace-loving Deltans are brought to book.

He also admonished residents to cooperate with the Police by way of giving useful, timely, and credible information to the Police.

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