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Suspected cultist, 2 robbery suspects arrested in Delta


The Delta State Police Command has arrested two robbery suspects in the Aladja community of Udu Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s public relations officer (PPRO), SP Bright Edafe, said this yesterday in Warri.

Edafe said personnel of the Aladja police out-station nabbed the suspected hoodlums.

According to him, the police officers received a distress call that some suspected armed robbers were carrying out a robbery operation in the Aladja community.

“The district officer, alongside members of the community, mobilised to the scene where the suspects were arrested at Igwere Quarters, Aladja.

“One locally-made gun, cartridges, knife and a suspected stolen phone were recovered from them,” he said.

Mr Edafe said the suspects were currently in police custody, adding that an investigation into the case was ongoing.

In another development, Mr Edafe said the command’s operatives on special assignment, deployed to Ughelli, also arrested a suspected cultist.

The spokesman said the suspect, whom he described as a “notorious cultist”, was apprehended on Friday by the police team led by ASP Julius Robinson.

“Acting on credible intelligence on the peddling of arms and an intended cult clash within the Oteri community in Ughelli North, operatives led by ASP Robinson trailed a notorious cultist and a mastermind of the intended cult clash to a hotel in Ughelli.

“The suspect, who is a member of the Eiye confraternity, was arrested.

“Upon interrogation, the suspect took operatives to his residence where a Berretta pistol was recovered,” he said.

Mr Edafe said investigation on the matter was ongoing.

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