Police In Delta Foil Cult Initiation, Arrest Criminal Suspects

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command, called Delta Hawk, have foiled an on going cult initiation and arrested two male suspects.

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, PRO, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this, Thursday, 23 September in a press statement.

TheFact Nigeria gathers that police operatives, around 10:30am on Sunday, 19 September, received credible and actionable information that cult activities to initiate new members into vikings cult confraternity was ongoing at Aliokpo Power Line, off old Warri Road Agbor, following which, the teams promptly swung into action and proceeded to the area.

On getting to the scene, two male suspects, Blessing Rex, aged 30 and Lucky Wisdom aged were arrested while others escaped. Exhibits recovered at the scene include 11 motorcycles and one vikings confraternity flag. Effort to arrest the fleeing members is currently ongoing.

In the same vein, operatives of Rapid Response Squad, while on stop and search duty along Benin/ Asaba express road, Umunede, on Wednesday, 22 September, flagged down a white Lexus 350 jeep with registration number WWR 343 MD with three occupants. The suspects on noticing the operatives stopped abruptly, disembarked from the vehicle, and shot sporadically then ran into the bush.

The operatives returned fire and went after them. During the gun duel, one of the hoodlums was fatally wounded while the remaining two escaped with bullets injuries. Upon search, a locally made pistol loaded with a live cartridge and two expended cartridges were recovered from the injured suspect, who was immediately rushed to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.

The Lexus 350 Jeep which was recovered, was later learnt to have been snatched from the owner at gun point around Warri on Saturday 18 September. A manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.

Furthermore, men of Operation Delta Hawk Patrol teams stationed at Agbor received a credible information on Tuesday, 22 September, that one Daniel Banjo, aged 24, was sighted in possession of a gun. The operatives promptly swung into action and proceeded to the area where they arrested the said suspect. Upon search, one locally-made double barrel pistol with two live cartridges were recovered from him. Investigation is ongoing.



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