Police arrest 17 suspects over cultism in Abuja


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Control has detained seventeen suspects for cultism in various parts of Abuja.

The suspects, all male, have been apprehended in Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma.

The Anti-Cultism Unit operatives of those commanded carried out coordinated raids and patrols involving April 5th through to 9th.

An announcement on Sunday from the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Mariam Yusuf, said the men in custody confessed to being members of Vikings and Aro Baga confraternities.

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They’re Peter Ajari, 22; Jacob Terkaa, 27; Isiaka Abdulmalik, 19; Akadiri Ay, 23; Nnamdi George, 23; Tony Enejo, 23; Abioze Samuel Cole, 35; Samuel Mbachongu, 29; Michael Malachi, 36.

The rest: Mbani Chukwuebuka, 34; Monday Orgar, 24; Onyeaka Chinonye, 33, Christian Chidebere, 42; Chukwuebuka Onijbo, 24; Okife Zion, 23; Umoh Faith, 22, along with Emmanuel Obinna, 31.

Exhibits recovered were locally produced pistolstwo rounds of live ammunition, four capsules, two knives, one axe, 1 cutlass, pliers and charms of Indian hemp.

The alleged cultists will be arraigned at the end of investigations.



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