DELTA STATE POLICE COMMAND FOILS AIYE CULT INITIATION, ARRESTS SUSPECTED CULTISTS AND RECOVERS LOCALLY-MADE REVOLVER PISTOL/CARTRIDGES
On Saturday 25 of September 2021 at about 1:45 am acting on intelligence gathered that members of Aiye confraternity a.k.a black axe were carrying out initiation in the bush at Onicha-Ugbo community in Aniocha North LGA. The Commander Delta State Anti Cult Unit (SACU) detailed operatives who stormed the venue of the initiation that night, they were able to foil the initiation process and also arrested ten (10), male suspects, while others escaped into the bush. One locally-made revolver pistol with four (4) live and one (1) expended 9mm ammunition and two expended cartridges were recovered from two of the suspected cultist while some weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, one Honda accord car with Reg no. Lagos KSF 586 DU, five motorcycles, and a bag containing clothes were recovered from the scene.
Also, on Friday, 24 of September 2021 at about 4:10 am, operatives of the Command Crack Squad acting on intelligence gathered raided criminal hideouts in Eri Community near Oleh in Isoko South LGA and arrested one Akpofure Lucky ‘m’ aged 37yrs with a locally made pistol and three live cartridges. the suspect confessed that he is a member of the Supreme Vikings confraternity. They will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Delta State Police Command CP Ari Muhammed Ali calls on well-meaning residents of the state, parents, and guardians to caution their wards to shun all forms of cult-related practices. Cultism is the bedrock of most prevalent crime in society today and as such should not be encouraged in any way. He also noted that the command will remain committed to maintaining the already existing peace in the state, security of lives and properties and as such will not tolerate anyone who goes against the law. To this effect, he has directed Area commanders, DPOS, tactical commanders to ensure continuous raiding of criminal hideouts, black spots, and constant patrol of their area of responsibilities while urging them to ensure that men deployed should be properly supervised to ensure that they remain civil to members of the public and shun all form of corruption.