Police arrest suspected cultist during initiation

ENUGU—THE police in Enugu State, weekend, apprehended a member of an unidentified secret cult during the initiation of new members at Nsukka.

The suspect identified as Christian Ofoma Asadu, according to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, was arrested for his alleged involvement in cult activities and other crimes within Nsukka area of the state.

He said eight members of his group escaped when the police swooped on them.

“The arrest was made possible through a revelation from members of the public  that some group of persons suspected to be members of a yet to be established cult have gathered inside a burrow pit at Isiuja community in Nsukka to carry out their nefarious activities. When the security operatives struck, the said Christian Ofoma Asadu was picked up while the rest of them numbering about eight escaped,” the PPRO said.

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He said items recovered from the suspect included one axe, one cutlass, one white gown, one black gown with inscription No. 4, one red gown with inscription No. 1, one black belt and one Nokia torch-light hand set.

The police spokesman noted that the arrested suspect was said to have been released recently from the prison over a case of alleged kidnap of one Dr Obetta Davidson, Director, Osondu Memorial Hospital, saying “the suspect is already helping the police in their investigation.”

Similarly, one Stanley Okoye was also apprehended by the police command over alleged case of car snatching. -vanguard news

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