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Physically-challenged, 30 others arrested for cultism, robbery

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By Samuel Oyadongha

YENAGOA— A 22-year-old physically-challenged youth was among 30 suspects arrested by operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command over their involvement in cultism, robbery and kidnapping in some parts of the state.

The physically-challenged youth, identified as Prince, according to the state Police Commissioner, Asuquo Amba, was arrested during a bloody rival cult clash at the riverside town of Otuokpoti in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.

The suspect, an alleged leader of the notorious Greenlanders cult group in the area, was arrested alongside five other cult members.

Amba, while parading the suspects, weekend, at the Command’s headquarters in Yenagoa, said though the issue of Police prosecution has been slow due to the system of judiciary in the state, “the Police will continue to ensure the reduction of crime and criminality to the barest minimum.”

He said a total of 31 alleged cultists, kidnappers and robbers were arrested within three weeks of a special security operations.

Recovered

The Commissioner of Police said nine locally-made pistols and a Nissan Bus with number plates A06-05BY belonging to the state Ministry of Education, were recovered during the special operations.

Amba also confirmed the arrest of the suspected killers of a 30-year-old man, Luke Inengite, whose body was dumped in a pond at Agbura community in Ogbia area of the state.

His words: “The suspects also confessed to the murder of a boy at Swali (names unknown), and other heinous crimes within Azikoro community.”

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