Sixteen suspected cultist has been arrested by the Delta State Police Command on Monday.

The arrest was made at the initiation ground raided in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of the State.

The suspects were arrested during a raid at Obogba village bush following a tip-off.

According to a press release dated 15th March, 2021 and signed by the command’s acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. EDAFE BRIGHT, the Special Anti-Cult Unit, SACU swung into action leading to the arrest of fifteen male suspects, one female suspect and recovery of a Toyota Camry from the initiation ground.

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The statement reads in part;

“5. On the 13/3/2021 about 2330hrs – 0230hrs of date information received that a cult group called Aye confraternity will be having initiation of new members to be taken place at Okpanam.

Immediately the commander SACU Mobilized men to a nearby bush at Obogba village Okpanam where the initiation is to take place, fifteen (15) male suspects and one (1) female suspect were arrested. One (1) Toyota Camry car recovered. Investigation is in progress.

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Similarly, SACU operatives led by SP Igbaji Christopher raided and arrested notorious cultists from their Oghara hideout on Sunday.

On the 12/3/2021 at about 2225hrs, Commander State anti-cult unit (SACU) SP Igbaji Christopher acting on credible information, dispatched SACU operatives to Sapele and raided a notorious cultist hideout in Oghara. Fifteen (15) suspected cultists were arrested and raps of substance suspected to be cocaine was recovered. Investigation is in progress.

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