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Anambra: Police arrest 7 suspected cultists/ robbers


Seven suspected cultists and armed robbers have been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command while on a manhunt for one Makuo Nwosu, also known as Baby and one of his gang members.

The Command also recovered arms and tricycle without registration number.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Tochukwu Ikenga in a release;  “Anambra Police on 3/4/2024 at 10 pm arrested seven suspected cultists and armed robbers, recovered a cut-size double barrel gun, one tricycle without a reg number, and some hard drugs.”

“The suspects include Chukwuemka Ozoekwe, age 18 years old, Chidozie Anagor, 18 years, Chukwuemeka Oyeoka, 18 years, Ebuka Okoye, 17 years, Olisa Obi, 19 years, Chidubem Nwakwu, 20 years and Nwankwo Kosisochukwu, all male. While Makuo Nwosu ‘m’ a k a Baby and one other person whose name is yet to be identified are wanted”

“Police attached to Special Anti-Cult Squad (SPACS), while on patrol at Unizik Junction intercepted all male and five occupants, including the driver of a tricycle. Operatives in a bid to question them, the occupants took to their heels, while others escaped, Chukwuemka Ozoekwe was arrested.

“Chukwuemeka later led the Police to their criminal den, where Chidozie Anagor, 18, and Chukwuemeka Oyeoka, 18, were arrested and the remaining two are still at large.  Also during the raid operation in their harbor, the Operatives arrested Ebuka Okoye, 17, Olisa Obi, 19, Chidubem Nwakwu, 20, and Nwankwo Kosisochukwu.

“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to being members of the Vipers Cult group and they are one of the gangs terrorising Awka metropolis recently. The suspects also confessed that they were on a mission to rob road users of their phones and personal belongings before the arrest.”

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