Imo police arrest 14 suspected cultists

The Imo State Police Command has arrested fourteen suspected members of the Black-Axe confraternity while they were carrying out cultism related activities on May 6. 

In a statement released, the spokesperson of the command, ASP Henry Okoye, says the arrest of the suspects was sequel to an intelligence-led raid on a suspected criminal hideout at Irete in Owerri West  LGA of Imo State, by operatives of the Command on routine confidence-building patrol.

Okoye said recovered from these suspects include; One locally made single barrel pistol, two rounds of live cartridges, and other incriminating items.

The spokesperson added that the suspects are currently in Police custody where a thorough investigation has been initiated to apprehend other members of the gang, the manufacturer and dealers of the locally made gun. They will be arraigned in court upon completion of the investigation.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police has assured the residents of Imo State that the Command will not relent in its commitment to crackdown on cultism and other vices in the State. He advises parents and guardians to caution their wards against indulging in cultism and other criminal acts.