Two suspected cultists arrested in Enugu

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Felix Okoye


Men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police, Enugu on Monday arrested two suspected cultists.

The command’s spokesperson, DSP Ebere Amaraizu, who announced the arrest said the suspects were nabbed on Sept. 19 at Ogui axis of the state for allegedly initiating some members.

Amaraizu who gave the suspects’ names as Benjamin Ofuoke from Izzi in Ebonyi State and Collins Chukwu from Ezioha in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State revealed that the two boys, alongside other suspected cultists now at large, allegedly converged for cult initiations on Sept.19 at Ogui.

He also said that the security operatives arrested the suspects following a tip-off.

According to Amaraizu, the SARS men who went after the cultists following a tip-off were attacked by the group as they approach their hide-out thus some of them had chance to escape.

Ofuoke, it was learnt claimed to be a carpenter and expressed regret for joining the cult while Chukwu blamed one of his friends from Emene in Enugu for luring him to join the group, known as JVC confraternity in 2012.

He said in his statement, “I have been struggling to leave the group since my brother; Amaechi Chukwu, was killed in 2012 by rival cult group in Emene”.

Amaraizu while warning the youths to shun cultism and be law-abiding revealed that black scarves allegedly used to cover the faces of their victims during the initiation were recovered from them

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