Police arrest eight Imo undergraduates for cultism

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
The police in Imo State have arrested eight undergraduates of various institutions in the state for involvement in cultism .
The state Commissioner of Police , Rabiu Ladodo , who paraded the suspects at the command headquarters in Owerri , said the Anti – Cultism Unit of the command had been charged to deal with issues of cultism .
He listed the suspects as Chinasa Nkwocha , 19 ; Chukwudi Ebendu , 25 ; Kelechi Anyaegbu, 33 ; Ikenna Amadi , 22 ; Chidiebube Emecheta , 26 ; Chibueze Unegbu, 23 ; Chiebube Anyanwu , 27 ; and Joseph Okereke , 26 .
The CP said the suspects were members of the Black Axe
Confraternity, who were returning from an initiation at Awo -Omamma in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state .
Ladodo stated that one locally -made gun , one live cartridge , one machete and a wrap of substance suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from the suspects .
The CP said, “ While on a stop and search duty on the Ogbaku / Onishta Road , Owerri , operatives of the Police Mobile Force, Squadron 18 , Owerri , stopped one commuter bus with number plate ACA 22 WZ conveying 18 male persons suspected to be cultists .
“ On a thorough search, one locally-made short gun, one live cartridge , one machete and a wrap of substance suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from the bus .
“ After thorough investigation , it was discovered that the suspects were members of the Black Axe
Confraternity returning from a certain bush in Awo -Omamma in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State , where they initiated new members . ”
The CP said further investigation revealed that the gun and machete were linked to the first suspect , Nkwocha , a student of the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education , Owerri .
SOURCE:https://punchng.com/police-arrest-eight-imo-undergraduates-for-cultism/

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