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Police arrest 16 cultists, declare 21 others wanted

The Anambra State Police Command said it has arrested 16 suspects engaged in cult-related killings in Awka, the state capital. This was made known in…

The Anambra State Police Command said it has arrested 16 suspects engaged in cult-related killings in Awka, the state capital.

This was made known in a statement issued by the spokesman, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, on Saturday.

According to him, about 21 others on the run have been declared wanted.

Ikenga said: “The arrested cultists, who were nabbed during a series of intelligence-led manhunts, have been detained on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye.”

He added that the CP has vowed that the cultists responsible for the spate of killings in the state capital, which had enjoyed tranquillity for an unbroken six months period, must pay for their crimes.

 

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