Nine arrested by police over killings in Enugu

Police in Enugu State have arrested nine persons for allegedly belonging to cult groups terrorising the state.

The arrest came as the Enugu State University of Technology authorities denied involvement of ESUT’s students in cult-related killings in the state.

No fewer than 14 people have been killed in parts of the state capital, Enugu, since Friday last week when the killings began.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Wednesday that items recovered from the suspects included a mask, two rounds of AK-47 ammunition and an ECOWAS passport.

ESUT Public Relations Officer, Mr. Osita Ugwuoti, said there was no way ESUT students of the university could be involved in cult activities because they were on a two-week vacation.

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He said, “If there are claims by the suspects that they are students of ESUT, such names need to be verified. As I speak with you, ESUT students are currently on vacation for two weeks having ended the first semester. The second semester will commence on June 25, 2012.”

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