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Real Reason Cult Killings Are Rising In Anambra – Police

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The Police Command in Anambra State has attributed the resurgence of cult-related killings in Awka, the Anambra capital, on the release of some suspects from custody.

Aderemi Adeoye, Commissioner of Police in Anambra, said this in an interview with reporters on Tuesday.

The Eastern Updates gathered that no fewer than five persons were killed on Easter day while a yet-to-be-ascertained number were gunned down in different locations within the town on Sunday.

Aderemi, reacting to recent killings in the town, said the command was reaching out to the judiciary to find out why and how the cult suspects were released.

The CP said the Command had not received any report on the alleged killings on Sunday and urged anybody with information on the incidents to help the Police with it.

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He said the command had emplaced and maintained a security architecture which ensured that Awka did not witness cult-related killing for about six months.

“We do not have a report of the Sunday killings. It is speculation and we cannot comment on speculation.

“Cult killings stopped for about six months and the resurgence we had over the Easter weekend was traced to the release of cultists who were remanded in custody.

“I have already reached out to the Attorney General to find out how those people managed to regain their freedom, promising to take it up with the judiciary,” he said.

In another report, pedestrians at the Onitsha-Asaba bridgehead sufferd tragedy on Thursday as a heavy-duty lorry collided with them, leading to the death of one female victim, whose identity remains unknown, while two others suffered injuries.

According to information gathered by The Eastern Updates, the crash was reportedly caused by brake failure as the driver descended the River Niger bridge toward Asaba, resulting in the loss of control of the vehicle and its collision with pedestrians along the roadside.

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