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Police arrest six suspected cultists during initiation ceremony in Anambra

Six youths, aged between 17 and 25 years suspected to be cult members were arrested at Amikwo village in Awka during an initiation ceremony.

The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

Ikenga said that the suspects were arrested during an initiation ceremony and that two locally-made pistols, eight live cartridges were recovered from them.

The police PRO stated that the suspects had confessed to being members of Black Axe Confraternity and had participated in the shooting incident of April 12, which resulted to the death of an unidentified man in Ukwuoji area of Awka.

The suspects were identified as Ejinaka Chukwujekwu (17) Emeka Nwanna (18) Michael Ozuah (20) Chukwuma Obu (22) Onyemaechi Chijoke (25) and Ifeanyi Ebeze (25).

According to him, following credible intelligence at about 12 pm, police operatives attached to Anti-Cult unit of the command busted the Den of Cultists and Armed robbery gang in Amiwko Village, Awka and arrested six suspects

“They equally confessed to be members of Black Axe Confraternity and will be charged to court on conclusion of the investigations,” he added.

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