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Police nab notorious cult kingpin in Bayelsa, recover pistol

Butswat in the statement said the arrest of the cult kingpin followed a tip-off by members

Operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a member of a notorious cult group in Bayelsa, identified as Justice Egbo, at Otuasega community, Ogbia local government area of the state. 

A statement by the Police Spokesman in Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat, on Tuesday., said the suspect, a 20-year-old had already confessed to be a member of the dreaded ‘Bobos’ cult group that has been disturbing the peace of various communities in the state.


Disturbed by the incessant violence in Bayelsa State and attacks on innocent citizens, the state police command had last week constituted a special squad called ‘Anti-Cultusm Squad’ with a mandate to stem the tide of violent clashes and cultism activities in different communities in the state.

During the constitution of the squad, the police authorities also disclosed that they had arrested 32 suspects in association with violence and attacks in the state.

Butswat in the statement said the arrest of the cult kingpin followed a tip-off by members of the community.

He said operatives and members of the vigilante of the community, upon receiving intelligence, swung into action which led to the arrest of Egbo and a locally made pistol recovered from him.

He said, “The suspect, one Justice Egbo ‘m’ 20 years, a notorious member of the dreaded Bobos cult group was arrested on 17 August 2021 at about 0700hours at Otuasega. He has confessed to being a member of Bobos cult group and he is assisting the Police with vital information on other suspected members.

“The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, CP Echeng E. Echeng, has ordered for discreet investigation and upon conclusion, the case will be charged to court.”


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