The Commissioner of Police, Edo State Police Command, Mr. Johnson Babatunde Kokumo has warned those involved in cult activities in the state to begin to relocate, saying his command will leave no stone unturned to ensure they are prosecuted when arrested.
Kokumo state this when he paraded 72 suspected criminal out of which are 58 suspected cultist at the police command headquarters in Benin City, on Tuesday.
The Edo police boss who confirmed the Killing of eight persons by the various cult groups in the state, also disclosed that some exhibits were recovered from them.
According to him, “There was heightened criminal activities viz cultism by rival cult groups; the Black Axe, Eiye, Black Mafians, Vikings and Aye within the period of 11 – 12 October this year leading to deaths”.
He listed the location where the eight persons were killed, 3rd East Circular Junction where two person were hacked to death, Iyobosa street by Murtala Muhammed Way (1), Osibodu street by Sokponba road (1), Alohan street by Sapele road (2) Guru Maharaji Hotel (1) and Omomo by Tipper garage (1).
Kokumo listed four pump action riffles, seven single barrel cut-to-size guns, one double barrel cut-to-size gun, two battle axes, 45 live cartridge and one Toyota saloon car with registration NO: Lagos AKD 467 DV as some of exhibits recovered from the suspected cultists.
Also listed by the Edo CP are two Nissan Vennet Buses with Reg NO: Osun FFE 599 CA; and Reg NO: Edo EkP 628 XF; one unregistered Mazda 626 station wagon car, one driver’s license, one Permanent Voter (PVC) with name and one photograph.
In a similar development, Kokumo said the command has made some modest achievements with the arrest of a murder suspect, Omorodio Sampson (m), 34 for allegedly killing his younger brother, Inheritance (27) by stabbing him twice on the neck with a knife after an argument between the at NO. 3 Blessed Quarters, Egba, Benin City.
He said in the cause of its operation rid Edo of criminals, his men have apprehended two Kidnappers, three armed robbery suspects and others involved in car snatching business.