A special “anti-cult unit” surprisingly doing it’s job in Anambra State. Arresting 6 alleged members of the NBM.
Tony Okafor, Awka
The Anambra State Police Command has arrested two persons for impersonating soldiers in the state.
Also nabbed was their accomplice.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Haruna Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Saturday.
He said the suspects were wearing military uniforms and pretending to be serving military personnel when they were arrested.
He said, “The Command Special Anti-cult unit arrested one Joseph Onyedika, 23, of Okposi in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State, Emmanuel Christopher, 27 of Oraifite in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State, (and) ThankGod Sike, 25, of Obioma Ngwa in Abia State but residing at Nnewi in Anambra State.
“Suspects were arrested wearing military camouflaged uniforms under the pretence that they are serving military personnel and a jackknife was also recovered from them.
He said a preliminary investigation revealed that two of the suspects were fake soldiers while the third one was undergoing further investigation at the military cantonment to ascertain his true identity.
Mohammed also confirmed the arrest of four men suspected to be cultists.
He said the suspects confessed they were preparing to initiate new members into the Black Axe confraternity before they were arrested by the police.
He added, “Following intelligence report, police operatives attached to Special Anti-cult unit stormed a forest located within Abagana in Njikoka LGA of Anambra State and arrested four male suspects who confessed that they were to initiate new members into Black Axe confraternity before they were rounded up by the police.
Mohammed said, “Exhibits recovered from the suspects include one locally-made double barrel pistol, one locally-made Beretta pistol, five live cartridges, 12 expended cartridges, one musical drum, one big axe, one gallon containing concoction, charms and other incriminating items.”
He said the suspects would be charged after investigations were concluded.