Anambra Police Arrest 16 Cultists; Declare 21 others Wanted

No fewer than 16 notorious cultists who were said to have been involved in various cultism-related killings in Awka, the Capital City of Anambra State, have been arrested by the Police Command.

This was made known through a press release on Saturday, signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Command Awka, SP Tochukwu Ikenga.

According to the release, 21 others who are now on the run have been declared wanted by the State Police Command.

Meanwhile, the arrested cultists who were nabbed during series of intelligence-led manhunt have been detained on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye.

Consequently, the CP has vowed that cultists responsible for the spate of killings after the State Capital had enjoyed tranquillity for the unbroken 6-month period must pay for their crimes.

He has also charged the Special Anti Cult Squad (SPACS) to redouble its effort and hunt down those who are still at large among the identified cultists.

The Commissioner also called on Community and Religious leaders to speak out against the evil of cultism in the society.


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