SUNNY DAVID, AWKA
Police operatives attached to the Operations Puff Adder of Anambra State Police Command in conjunction with Special Anti Cult unit have arrested ninety suspected cultists in various locations of the state in continuation of its raids on their hideouts and black spots.
According to a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Haruna said that six suspected cultists arrested at Obosi axis and another six arrested at Ogidi while fifteen suspects were arrested at Ihiala axis.
The statement stated that twelve suspects were arrested in Awka, fifteen arrested at Nsugbe, twelve arrested at Oko, eighteen arrested at Onitsha axis and six suspects were arrested at Igbariam and Awkuzu axis, respectively.
It explained that out of the total number of ninety suspects arrested, twenty-eight were screened out, fifteen suspects were charged to court, twelve suspects were placed under police supervision for being under aged, while thirty-five others are undergoing investigation.
The statement said exhibits recovered from the suspects includes six machetes, three daggers, one black beret and some quantities of weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa.