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Edo Police arrest two suspected cultists, recover gun

The Edo State Police Command on Saturday nabbed two suspected cultists along the Benin-Sapele Road.

The suspects, according to the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Kontongs Bello, were intercepted on July 25 at about 1046hrs.

“Operatives of the Anti-kidnaping and Cyber Crime Unit of Edo State Police Command while on township patrol along Benin-Sepele Road bypass by Etiosa Community intercepted an ash coloured Lexus 330 car with Registration number FUG 571 SB with two occupants.

“On the spot search conducted on the vehicle which led to the recovery of one pump action gun and some dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp. Suspects are, one Imasuen Raymond ‘M’ 32 years and Precious Ajayi ‘M’ 24 years were subsequently arrested.

“The suspects also confessed to being a member of one of the deadly cult groups in Benin City. They will soon be charged to court accordingly,” the PPRO stated.

The statement added that the Commissioner of Police Edo State Command, CP Philip Aliyu Ogbadu, reinstated his commitment for a crime free Edo state, and had directed all Area Commanders, DPO’s and Tactical Commanders to intensify visibility patrol within the state with the aim of arresting unrelenting criminal element in the State.

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