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Police nab two suspected cultists in Enugu

22 September 2015, 08:44

Enugu - The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police in Enugu on Monday nabbed two suspected cultists for allegedly initiating some members in the state capital.

The command's spokesperson in the state, DSP Ebere Amaraizu, said the suspects were nabbed on September 19 at Ogui axis of the state.

He gave the suspects' names as Benjamin Ofuoke from Izzi in Ebonyi State and Collins Chukwu from Ezioha in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The two boys, alongside other suspected cultists now at large, allegedly converged for cult initiations on Sept. 19 at Ogui.

He also said that the security operatives arrested the suspects following a tip-off.

Also read: Cultists slaughter, raze houses in Ogun clash

Amaraizu said that some members of the cult group opened fire on the Police vehicle as it was approaching the venue, enabling some of them to escape.

However, the Police public relations officer said that two suspects were arrested while a manhunt for the others was ongoing.

According to the spokesperson, Ofuoke claimed to be a carpenter and expressed regret for joining the cult while Chukwu blamed one of his friends from Emene in Enugu for luring him to join the JVC Confraternity in 2012.

"I have been struggling to leave the group since my brother; Amaechi Chukwu, was killed in 2012 by rival cult group in Emene," he said

Amaraizu said that black scarves allegedly used to cover the faces of their victims during the initiation were recovered from them.

He warned youths to be law-abiding and say no to cultism in order to realise their dreams.


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