Police Arrest 17 Cultists in FCT
The Nigeria Police Force on Sunday said it has arrested 17 suspects for cultism along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis.
The suspects according to the Abuja command spokesperson, Mariam Yusuf, are Peter Ajari (22), Jacob Terkaa (27), Isiaka Abdulmalik (19), Akadiri Ay (23), Nnamdi George (23), Tony Enejo (23), Abioze Cole (35), Samuel Mbachongu (29) and Michael Malachi (36).
Others are Mbani Chukwuebuka (34), Monday Orgar (24), Onyeaka Chinonye (33), Christian Chidebere (42), Chukwuebuka Onigbo (24), Okife Zion (23), Umoh Faith (22) and Emmanuel Obinna (31).
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include three locally made pistols and two rounds of live ammunitions, four cartridges, two knife chains, one axe, one cutlass, wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and charms.
The spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday that the suspects were arrested during coordinated raids and patrol between April 5 and 9, 2021, adding that they have “confessed to being members of Vikings and Aro Baga confraternities terrorising these areas.”
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