Anambra Police Nabs Seven Suspected Cult Members, Continue Search for Others

In a recent operation on the night of April 3, 2024, Anambra State Police successfully detained seven young men suspected of cultism and armed robbery, and seized a variety of illegal items.

The crackdown took place around 10 PM at the Unizik Junction, where police officers, part of the Special Anti-Cult Squad (SPACS), intercepted a tricycle carrying five individuals. Upon being approached by the officers, the suspects attempted to flee, leading to the capture of one individual initially, who then aided the police in locating the others at a nearby hideout.

The suspects, identified as Chukwuemka Ozoekwe, Chidozie Anagor, Chukwuemeka Oyeoka (all aged 18), Ebuka Okoye (17), Olisa Obi (19), Chidubem Nwakwu (20), and Nwankwo Kosisochukwu, have reportedly admitted to their involvement with the Vipers Cult. Their confessions revealed plans to rob unsuspecting road users of their valuables. Police also recovered a cut-size double-barrel gun, an unregistered tricycle, and quantities of hard drugs during the operation.

Meanwhile, the police are intensifying efforts to capture two more suspects, Makuo Nwuso, also known as “Baby,” and another unidentified individual, who are still at large.

Acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Fidelis Ogarabe, overseeing Finance and Administration, has commended the operatives for their diligent work and urged them to maintain their efforts to curb criminal activities in the area. He reassured the public of the police’s commitment to enhancing safety and security across Anambra State and confirmed that the apprehended suspects would face legal proceedings once investigations are concluded.


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