POLICE in Delta State have arrested 26-suspected cultists in Kwale, Asaba and Warri in a renewed war against cultism in the state
Commissioner of Police, Delta state, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, who spoke to Vanguard on the arrest said, “Delta State Police Command has declared an all out war against secret cults of all denomination wherever they may be lurking and making life miserable for innocent members of the public.”
He said 23 suspects belonging to Aye cult group were arrested by a team of joint patrol, anti-cult and vigilance groups following a tip off when they were about to conduct a mass initiation in Kwale. According to him,
“The 23 suspected cultists arrested have been arraigned in court and remanded in prison custody, while warrant of arrest have been issued against four other cultists currently on the run.”
According to him, two others were arrested on March 11 when two rival cults clashed at Father Eli Street, Warri, while police recovered dagger and machete from them. At Asaba, he said one of the cultists was seized when the Junior/Senior Vikings of Asaba and Ibusa clashed at a hotel in Asaba. Also recovered from the suspect was a cut-to-size locally made single barrel short gun, he added.