Yuletide: Police arrest 124 suspected cultists, punish 28 officers in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command on Saturday mentioned it had arrested 124 individuals suspected to be cultists from completely different elements of the state.

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Spokesman of the command, SP Haruna Mohammed, mentioned the arrests had been made throughout a raid on prison hideouts and black spots and that 37 of the suspects had confessed and had been charged to courtroom.


53 of the suspects he mentioned had been screened and launched whereas 34 others had been present process interrogation.

“The state Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, had ordered aggressive raids on prison hideouts and black spots within the state to make sure individuals of the state, each at residence and within the diaspora, have fun Christmas and New Yr with out hindrance or molestation.

“The State Command via its Particular Anti Cultism Squad/FSARS and Divisional Police headquarters arrested complete variety of 124 suspected cultists/hoodlums from numerous elements of the state,” he mentioned.

He mentioned 4 domestically made pistols, six cutlasses, two axes, about 1000 wraps of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and two regalias for Aye and Junior Vickings Confraternities had been recovered from the suspects.

In the meantime, no fewer than 28 cops who dedicated completely different offences in the midst of their responsibility have obtained various levels of sanctions.

Mohammed who disclosed this mentioned, “To this point, the command has sanctioned over 28 personnel for numerous disciplinary offences, and punishment starting from dismissal from the Pressure, discount in ranks and in some circumstances prosecution of erring officers was meted out on defaulters.

“Additionally it is on report that the current management of the command below the CP Garba Baba Umar has zero tolerance on corruption misconduct therefore the creation of a particular unit known as Anambra State Police Public Criticism Unit, which is saddled with investigating skilled misconduct akin to extortion, incivility to members of the general public and extreme use of pressure amongst others.

“That is along with different outfits akin to IGP X Squad and CP monitoring unit,” he said.



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