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The Police Command in Anambra State has revealed that it has arrested no fewer than nine criminal suspects in Oba community, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The Public Relations Officer of the Anambra State Police, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement, said that the suspects vandalised an electric power installation. He said that they confessed to the crime.
‘On January 15, by 3am police operatives in conjunction with the vigilante group and acting on credible information at New Site, Ikpo Urueze Land, Oba, Idemili South,arrested nine persons: Amara,39, Kinsley, 50, Romanus, 40, Abuchi, 29, Chukwudi, 39, Ikechukwu, 44, Ukpe, 40, Bartholomew, 45, and Ikenna, 28.
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The police recovered a truck containing, seven welding machines, some irons, and other sophisticated equipment after they vandalize the electricity powerline mast.
‘They all confessed to the level of their involvement in the act. They shall be charged to court on the conclusion of the investigations.’
Recall that over the weekend, reported that the police in the state arrested no fewer than three suspected cultists, and recovered two locally-made pistols, live ammunition, and one motorcycle, among others.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the suspects were suspected to be among members of the Viking Confrantenity who had been involved in cult-related killings in Nkpor, Obosi community of the state.
They were also actively involved in the cult attack that led to the murder of one Chiemelie Udemba on December 1, 2022, and Ikenna Nwagbulu on December 14, 2022, in Obosi.
The state police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement on Friday, said the arrest of the suspects followed a potent and dynamic policing strategy put in place for quick response to the emergency by the Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng.
Ikenga added that the commissioner had ordered area commanders, divisional police officers, and commanders of tactical, operational units and formations to embark on aggressive crime-prevention and visibility patrols in their areas of responsibility.