The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) , Abuja, Police Command has arrested 17 suspects for cultism activities.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday by the Spokesperson of the Command, ASP Yusuf Mariam.
According to the statement, the suspects were picked up along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis of the metropolis by the Operatives from the Command’s Anti-Cultism Unit during the coordinated raids and patrols between Monday 5th-Friday 9th April this year.
She explained that upon intensive interrogation, they confessed to being members of Vikings and Aro Baga confraternities terrorizing these areas.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects, according to the Command’s Spokesperson include : three locally made pistols with two rounds of live ammunitions, four cartridges, two knives chain, one axe, one cutlass, wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and charms.
The suspects are: Peter Ajari 22years, Jacob Terkaa 27years, Isiaka Abdulmalik 19years, Akadiri Ay 23years, Nnamdi George 23years, Tony Enejo 23 years, Abioze Samuel Cole 35years, Samuel Mbachongu 29years, Michael Malachi 36years, Mbani Chukwuebuka 34years, Monday Orgar 24years, Onyeaka Chinonye 33years, Christian Chidebere 42years, Chukwuebuka Onijbo 24 years, Okife Zion 23years, Umoh Faith 22years and Emmanuel Obinna 31years all male.
She assured that all the suspects would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of the on going investigation into the matter.
The Command implored residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883 while misconduct of Police Officers should be reported to the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) through number : 09022222352.