The arrested suspects
Ten suspected cult members have been arrested as Operatives of the Delta State Anti-Cult Unit, SACU foiled an initiation process of the Aiye Confraternity a.k.a, Black Axe in Onicha-Ugbo Community in Aniocha North Local Government Area.
One locally-made revolver pistol, four live and one expended 9mm ammunition and two expended cartridges were recovered from two of the suspects.
The Delta State Police Command, led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali, confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe.
The police image maker added that “Some weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, one Honda accord car with Reg no. Lagos KSF 586 DU, five motorcycles and a bag containing clothes were recovered from the scene.”
DSP Edafe said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
In another raid, operatives of the Delta State Crack Squad arrested a 37-year-old man, Akpofure Lucky, with a locally-made pistol and three live cartridges in Eri Community near Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect, who was said to have confessed to being a member of the Vikings confraternity, was arrested during a raid of criminal hideouts by the police.