The Delta State Police Command says ,it has arrested members of the Aiye confraternity also known as Back Axe in Onicha -Ugbo community , Aniocha Local Government Area of the state.
Commander, Delta State Anti Cult Unit, (SACI) detailed operatives who stormed the venue of the initiation and arrested 10 male suspects while others escaped in to the bush..
According to a release signed by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, illicit drugs, arms and ammunition among other were also recovered during the raid.
“Ten(10) male suspects were arrested, while others escaped into the bush.
“One locally made revolver pistol with four (4) live and one (1) expended 9mm ammunition and two expended cartridges were recovered from two of the suspected cultist while some weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, one Honda accord car with Reg no. Lagos KSF 586 DU, five motorcycles and a bag containing clothes were recovered from the scene.
The command also said, “On 24/9/2021 at about 1610hrs, operatives of the Command Crack Squad acting on intelligence gathered raided criminal hideouts in Eri Community near Oleh in Isoko south LGA and arrested one Akpofure Lucky ‘m’ aged 37yrs with a locally made pistol and three live cartridges. suspect confessed that he is a member of the supreme vikings confraternity.
“They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded”.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Delta State Police Command CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, Psc+ calls on well meaning residents of the state, parent and guardians to caution their wards to shun all form of cult related practices.
” Cultism is the bedrock of most prevalent crime in the society today and as such should not be encouraged in any way .
” He also noted that the command will remain committed in maintaining the already existing peace in the state, security of lives and properties and as such will not tolerate any one who goes against the law”.
To this effect, he has directed Area commanders, DPOS, tactical commanders to ensure continuous raiding of criminal hideouts, black spot and constant patrol of their area of responsibilities while urging them to ensure that men deployed should be properly supervised to ensure that they remain civil to members of the public and shun all form of corruption.