Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects, 25 Black Axe Cult Members In Delta

Black Axe cult members

The Delta State Police Command has arrested ten armed robbery suspects and 25 suspected Black Axe cult members a statement signed by its spokesman, Bright Edafe, said on Sunday in Asaba.

Edafe, in the statement, said that the suspects were picked up at various locations in Delta following reports on their criminal activities.

“On 11/7/2022, the Area Commander Asaba, received intelligence on some suspected cultists hibernating somewhere in Mile 5, a boundary between Oshimili North and Oshimili South LGA and planning to attack innocent citizens in the area.

“The Area Commander alerted the Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, who ordered a massive raid in the area,” he said.

“A combined team comprising of Raiders Squad, operatives from GRA Division and Area Command Asaba, led by the Area Crime officer, SP Kufre Udofia, stormed the hideout and arrested ten (10) suspects, recovered one fabricated AK47 rifle, charms, fake Vigilante ID card, and AC&DC black ice confraternity regalias.

He said Investigation is ongoing.

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The statement further said, “the command gathered information that there is a baby factory located somewhere in Obodogba community, Okpanam.

“Acting on this information, on 10/7/2022, at about 0730hours, operatives of the State Investigation Department stormed their den in Okpanam community, Oshimili North LGA, rescued three pregnant women, and two suspects; Promise Ejogu ‘m’ age 25yrs and Aruna Sulieman ‘m’ age 29yrs were arrested.

“One of the Suspects, Promise Ejogu, is a brother to the ring leader of the syndicate who engages in sexual activities with these women to get them pregnant,” the statement added.

He said the suspects are currently in custody while effort is on to arrest the other members of the syndicate.

Also on July 7, 2022 at 1:30pm, a joint team of State Anti-Cult (SACU) from Ibusa Police Station and local vigilantes raided and arrested twenty-five suspected Black Axe cult members where they were having their initiation ceremony at Zion Road Ibusa, Delta State.

According to the PPRO, items recovered from the cultists include; three Aye confraternity regalias, one military vest, a pair of aye confraternity stockings, three cut-to-size locally made guns, four live cartridges, a gallon of substances suspected to be liquid hard drugs, four vehicles, and four motorcycles.

He said Investigation is on going on the matter.

Source: Delta State Police Command.

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