By TONY EDIKE
ENUGU — ENUGU State Police Command yesterday, said nine persons suspected to be members of secret cults had been apprehended.
The police said items recovered from the suspects included one mask, two rounds of AK47 live ammunition, one ECOWAS passport, one double barrel short gun, one cut to size double-barrel short gun, one wrap of Indian Hemp, 27 live cartridges, one Jetta car with registration no ENU 67 AA and other valuables suspected to have been stolen from their victims.
A statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said the arrest followed information received by the security operatives after the shooting and killing of one Onuoha Collins Ugochukwu of Naiko Hotel Awkunanaw, Enugu.
The PPRO said the state Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura had already applauded the efforts of his men in arresting and recovering the unlawful items.
The CP used the opportunity to thank the good people of the state for the timely information which led to the arrest of the suspected cultists.
He also assured that his command in partnership with other sister security agencies and relevant stakeholders in the state, would not relent in ensuring that perpetrators of any crime in the state were brought to book and said the suspects were already helping the police in their investigations.