In order to further stem the tide of crime and ensure that indigenes of the state both at home and in diaspora celebrate Christmas and new year without hindrance or molestation, the Anambra state police command has arrested one hundred and twenty four cultists/hoodlums in different criminal hideouts and blackspots across the State to pave way for a happy celebration.
According to the command PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed, in a press statement, said between 26/11/2018 to date, the State Command through its Special Anti Cultism Squad/FSARS and Divisional Police headquarters in the state have arrested a total number of One hundred and twenty-four suspected cultists/hoodlums from various parts of the State.
He gave the breakdown as follows; Oyi/Nsugbe 10 suspected cultists were arrested, Ihiala LGA 5 Suspects arrested, Eziagulu Aguleri 6 suspects arrested,Abata Nsugbe 7 Suspects arrested,Amikwo Awka 5 suspects arrested, Okpuno Awka,22 Suspects arrested,3-3 Onitsha 11 suspects arrested, Amansea Awka axis 8 suspects arrested,Nibo/Nise 22 suspects arrested, Nkpor Area 11 suspects arrested, Onitsha Area 15 suspects and Ekwulobia 2 suspects arrested respectively.
Consequently, he said the Command has equally recovered the following exhibits from the raids, four locally made Pistols, six cutlasses, two axes, over one thousand wraps of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, two Regalias for Aye and Junior Vickings Confraternity (JVC) respectively, among other criminal items.
Meanwhile, out of the 124 suspects arrested so far, Thirty-seven (37) have confessed and charged to Court, 53 were screened and released while thirty-four (34)others are under investigation.
He assures the public that the command is determined as usual to ensure that criminals have no hiding place in Anambra State especially during this yuletide period and would deal decisively with anyone apprehended in accordance with the Law.
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