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Five policemen, 98 others arrested over Edo cult war

19 May 2015, 15:29

Edo - The crack team of detectives sent by the Inspector-General, Solomon Arase, to Edo State over the cult war has arrested five police officers following their alleged attempt to shield some suspected cultists from arrest, Vanguard reports.

the IG’s squad is set to also prosecute 11 kingpins of different cult groups, including a medical doctor, an engineer and some public servants for cultism, conspiracy and murder of 10 Nigerians.

Also read: IG dispatches crack squad to tackle cultism, violent crimes in Edo

98 other suspects, including students from higher institutions in the state, were also arrested by the police in connection with cult violence in the state.

They were said to have been arrested as they converged on Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, for an initiation ceremony.

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, had dispatched the special crack squad to Edo to tackle the spate
of cultism, kidnapping, robbery and other related crimes in the state.

Read more at Vanguard

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