Vanguard news reported that the Edo State Police Command has arrested a suspected cultist, Johnson Ogbemudia, and recovered two locally-made guns from him. The arrest was made during a routine patrol by the police along Ekenwan Road in Benin City, the state capital.
According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Kontongs Bello, the suspect was apprehended after he was seen in a suspicious manner and was searched. The two locally-made guns were found on him during the search.
Bello added that the suspect has been linked to several cult-related activities in the state, and he is currently being interrogated by the police to provide information that could lead to the arrest of other members of his group.
The Edo State Police Command has been making efforts to rid the state of cultism, which has been a major source of insecurity in the state. The command has carried out several operations and arrested many suspected cultists in the state in recent times.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Kontongs Bello, also called on members of the public to cooperate with the police in the fight against cultism and other crimes in the state.
He urged anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of more cultists and the recovery of illegal weapons in the state to come forward and provide such information to the police.
The arrest of Johnson Ogbemudia and the recovery of two locally-made guns is a significant achievement for the Edo State Police Command in their bid to tackle cultism and other forms of criminal activities in the state. The command is expected to intensify efforts towards ensuring that the state remains safe and secure for all residents.
Source: Vanguard news
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