The Police in Anambra State have paraded cult members in the state arrested after the serial killings as a result of clashes between different cult groups in Awka the state capital.
In a Press Statement released by the Police on Tuesday, the suspects were arrested after a thorough investigation and search were conducted at their different hideouts in different parts of the state.
Read The Pres Statement:
It would be recalled that in the past few days, activities of secret cults in the State has taken an alarming dimension following a fierce battle of supremacy between rival cult groups leading to loss of lives and wanton destruction of properties.
These dastardly acts perpetrated by misguided youths usually under the influence of hard drugs use offensive weapons such as guns, machetes, knives, etc to intimidate, assault, maim and even kill their perceived rivals including innocent citizens in Anambra State.
The miscreants also engage in other forms of criminal activities such as Armed Robbery, Extortion and House Breaking among others thereby causing serious security threat in the State. Worried by these emergent trends of Criminality and other nefarious activities, the Command under my watch has reviewed its crime prevention strategies and embarked on intensive patrol, aggressive raid of black spots/ flash points and other criminal hideouts in order to nip in the bud all forms of crime and criminality in the State.
These strategies started yielding positive results as during the week under review the Command has arrested Thirty Five (35) suspected cult members belonging to different sect groups from various black spots within the State particularly Awka, Obosi, Enugu-Ukwu and Okija as follows;
i. Chukwudi Machie ‘m’ aged 34yrs
ii. Chukwudi Igwebueze ‘m’ aged 32yrs
iii. Onyeka Igbanugo ‘m’ aged 28yrs
iv. Ifeanyi Anazoba ‘m’ aged 32yrs
v. Chukwuemeka Nwokoye ‘m’ Aged 32yrs.
The aforementioned suspects confessed to be members of Black Axe/Vikings Fraternity and have direct link with the ongoing cult activities in Awka and the alleged murder of one Chukwudozie Patrick Nwosu ‘m’ aged 30yrs, Sunday Nwaboko ‘m’, Victor Omemma ‘m’, Ifeanyi Ndubuisi, Nnamdi Anih ‘m’ and others at various areas within the metropolis.
However, other arrested suspects who are not directly involved in the alleged murder but belonged to various cult groups are as follows,
i. Arinze Chimiezie ‘m’ Junior Vickings JVC
ii. Obunabo Uba ‘m’ Black Dagger
iii. Elenem Victor ‘m’ Black Dagger
iv. Chinwuba Ugochukwu ‘m’ Black Dagger
V. Okwuchukwu Okafor ‘m’ Senior Vikings (SVC)
Vi. Egwele Chibuokem ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
Vii. Okafor Chiemerie ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
Viii. Uche Mmuoneke ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
ix. Akametaru Chibuike ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
x. Okeke Chidubem ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
Xi. Ibeh Chimezie ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
Xii. Ezeokoli Izuchukwu ‘m’ Black Axe
Xiii. Aka Izuchukwu ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
Xiv. Obighara Nzube ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
Xv. Ikueze Chibuzor ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
Xvi. Ezeokoli Chukwuebuka ‘m’ Buccaneer
Xvii. Nwabueze Chibuike ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
Xviii. Ezeh Chukwuemeka ‘m’ Black Axe
Xix. Okwuchukwu Odilik ‘m’ Buccaneer
Xx. Obi Chukwunonye ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
Xxi. Udemmadu Obichukwu ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
Xxii. Amobichukwu Izuogu ‘m’ Costral Marine Patrol
Xxiii. Ekene Uga ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
Xxiv. Okpara Nonso ‘m’ Junior Vickings (JVC)
Xxv.Chimezie Ifeduba ‘m’ 2-2
Xxvi. Arinze Chiemelie ‘m’ 2-2
Xxvii.Okwuchukwu Okafor ‘m’ SVC
Xxviii. Chukwuma Aguneyie ‘m’ Junior Vicking (JVC)
In a related development, the command has equally arrested eleven suspected armed robbers.