Cross River Police Command Parade 40 Suspected Cultists, Kidnappers And Robbers

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By Laureta Akpan

Some of the suspected cultists
Some of the suspected cultists

Following the directive by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase to Commissioners of Police in Cross River, and other states to arrest and prosecute cultists who have made life unbearing for residents, the Cross River state command swoop into action and made some gains.

Yesterday, the command paraded no fewer than 40 suspected cultists, kidnappers and armed robbers at the police headquarters in Calabar.

While addressing newsmen during the parade, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Hogan Bassey, said the suspects were arrested at different locations within the state.

Weapons recovered from the suspects
Weapons recovered from the suspects

He said dangerous weapons, including locally-made pistols and axes, were recovered from the suspects.

This development is coming on the heels of a deadly war between rival cult groups, identified as Vikings and Scorpions, in the Calabar South area of the metropolis. The war claimed lives and property.

An unnamed local chief in the Calabar South area, was among those paraded for allegedly aiding and abetting cult activities in the area.

His two sons, who are also suspected to have been initiated into one of the groups by their father, fled when the police raided their home.

According to the PPRO, “You are aware of the slight increase in cult-related crimes in the state, especially violent attacks against law-abiding citizens. This development has been so disturbing. The height of these absurd activities occurred when the Vikings and Scorpions cult groups clashed. It led to the death of four of their members in Calabar South area.

More of the suspects
More of the suspects

“We are not relenting in our efforts to checkmate the excesses of these groups and create a conducive atmosphere for business to thrive. We are partnering with other security agencies and increasing our visibility policing, intensive foot and vehicular patrols. The sustained raid of black spots, use of informants, vigilante groups, adoption of some strategic community initiatives and proactive measures have helped us to reduce crime.”

The suspects are soon to be charged to court after completion of investigation.

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One commentOn Cross River Police Command Parade 40 Suspected Cultists, Kidnappers And Robbers

  • So the “untouchables” are starting to get touched? We can finally start dreaming of the day where we have a world without these mafia cults.

    Still some big cultists in plain view laughing at us all though. There needs to be action now outside of Edo State and Calabar too as well more within it.

    Aigbedo Osunde aka Lord Bizingo of the NBM/Blak Axe. House of Assembly Oredo East Constituency…. Arrested for cultism and terrorism.

    Isimeme Iriogbe aka Lord Jaja of Opobo 1 is the former head of NBM and now Edo state commissioner for transport. Assigned by Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomholewho is also known to sponsor cultists for election rigging. Both men are still at large in Edo State.

    Augustus Bemigho-Eyeoyibo aka Oritsebemigho Eyeoyibo aka Lord Aare Ona Kakanfo is the head of NBM and owner of the Lagos hotel ‘ Roseview Court’. He recently ran for election in Warri North. He is still at large.

    Osaro Obazee, also a Black Axe cultist, is Executive Chairman of Oredo local government. He is still at large.

    Lets have more than just a couple of days action to just send a message. Let’s rid the country of these cultists once and for all.

    Read more at: bemigho147watch and najuju.wordpress

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