Police arrest 12 Eiye Cult members, others in Edo

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THE Edo State Police Command said it has arrested 13 suspects over alleged involvement in armed robbery and cultism.

Addressing newsmen, Chidi Nwanbuzor, the Command’s spokesperson, alleged that One of Wednesday’s suspects, Emeka Ogwu 27 was arrested for allegedly stealing armoured cable belonging to the Benin Electricity Distribution Company while 12 other suspects were arrested for their alleged involvement in cultism.

He said the police arrested Ogwu while on patrol along the Upper Mission/Upper Lawani axis, Benin City, following a distress call.

Nwanbuzor added that the suspect and one other now at large were seen vandalizing armoured cable belonging to BEDC in their community.

He said the armoured cable that was cut in sizeable pieces by the suspects was recovered from the suspect.

The Edo Police Public Relations Officer also revealed that the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Unit of the command also arrested 12 suspected members of Eiye secret cult group at Uza Street, Esigie, Benin City.

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