The police in Bayelsa State have arrested a cultist who is suspected to have killed a corps member in the state.
The 19-year-old suspect identified as Prince Owei aka Big Fela is an indigene of Ikibiri Community, but resides at Ovom in Yenagoa.
It was gathered that the suspect was the second in command of a notorious cult group, the Icelanders.
The slain corps member, James Onuh, a graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Markurdi, Benue State, was shot dead in teh year 2016 at an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in Obele.
The suspect, also known as ‘Big Fela’ 19, was arrested at the Sports Complex, Yenagoa, on his way to watch a football match, with a locally-made revolver pistol, one live cartridge and packets of Rohypnol tablets in his possession.
Asinim Butswat, the Police spokesman, said the suspect confessed to being a member of the Icelanders cult group. He said:
“On 20th September, 2018, at about 1610 hours, operatives arrested a notorious cult leader and an robber who was on the wanted list of Bayelsa State Police Command.”
“The suspect one Prince Owei ‘m’ aka Big Fela 19 years, from Ikibiri Community, but resident at St. Peters, Ovom, was arrested at the Sports Complex, Yenagoa, on his way to watch a football match and a locally made Revolver Pistol,one live cartridge and packets of Rohypnol tablets were recovered from him.
“The suspect, a jailbird and a confessed member of Icelanders cult group will be charged to court when investigations are concluded.
“The Command is determine to ensure the safety of lives and properties and is appealing to members of the public to provide useful information that will assist the Police in fighting crime in the state.”