30 Suspected cultist Arrested in Edo State

 The Edo State Police Command on Thursday arrested 30 suspected cultists in different raids carried out in different parts of Benin, the state capital.

At the parade of the suspect at the State Force Headquarters, the Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, stated that the suspects, made up of 23 males and seven females, belong to several cult groups that have been terrorising the city.

Nwabuzor said the arrest followed the directive from the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, for the operatives to get the state rid of cultists and other criminal elements.

He said: “The police operatives of Anti-cultism Unit of the Edo State Police Command, conducted raid exercise in different parts of the state in criminal hideouts and black spots and arrested 23 males and seven females and brought them to the station.

“This serves as a warning to other criminals in the state either to repent or relocate. This exercise is a continuous one to ensure that the state is rid of criminal elements,” he added.

Nwabuzor said the suspects have made confessional statements and they would be charged to court when investigations are concluded.

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