Police in Edo arrest 81 suspected cultists in 40 days

Police in Edo arrest 81 suspected cultists in 40 days

Friday, March 22, 2019 5:39 pm



Police: the suspect is in custody

The Edo Command of the Nigerian Police Force says it has arrested 81 suspects in connection with cult activities in the last 40 days.

The command also recovered 138 cartridges and ammunition, three cutlasses, one battle axe, one Pump Action, four single-barrel guns, three cut-to-size guns and eight pistols during the operation.

The Commissioner of Police in Edo Mohammed DanMallam, disclosed this at a news conference on Friday in Benin.

DanMallam said the suspects were among 120 suspects arrested during the period.

The commissioner said that out of the figure, 25 were arrested for alleged robbery, three for murder, eight for kidnapping, one for rape and the other two for other sundry offences.

He appealed to the public to avail the command with useful information to check crime in the state. (NAN)


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