From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin
Edo State Police Command, yesterday, paraded 23 males and 7 females suspected cultists arrested from various locations in the state.
Addressing newsmen at the state command during the parade of the suspects, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP, Chidi Wanbuzor, said the arrest was made possible following the directive from the Commissioner of Police, CP, Abutu Yaro to get the state rid of cultists and other criminal elements.
SP Wanbuzor said the police operatives of Anti-cultism Unit of the Edo State Police Command, conducted raid exercise in different parts of the state in criminality hideouts and black spots and arrested a total of 23 males and 7 females and brought them to the station.
Wanbuzor said they have made their statements and confessed being members of different cult groups in the state.
He said the commissioner of Police, Edo State, CP, Abutu Yaro, has said that the campaign against the criminal elements, cultists in the state, has yielded this result of arrest of 30 cultists in the state.
He said that this will serve as warning to others in the state either to repent or relocate.
He quoted the Commissioner of Police, CP Yaro to say “this exercise is ongoing and it is a continuous one to ensure that the state is rid of criminal elements.
Wanbuzor said the suspects have made confessional statements and will be charged to court upon completion of their investigations.