Officials of the police in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have apprehended 15 suspected cultists.
Police spokesperson in the state, Odiko Macdon said the suspects were arrested after the police raided a popular spot at Afaha Ukwa, a hotspot for criminal activities in the local government.
“We have arrested 15 suspected cultists during the raid on criminal hideouts in Eket and its environs. If you raid and make arrest of 15, it does not mean that all of them are guilty.
“You can’t arrest 15 people now through raiding because of cult activities and believe that there are no innocent persons amongst them."
Macdon further disclosed that the Commissioner of Police ordered screening of the suspects, adding that those found culpable will be arraigned in court.