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Police nab suspected armed robber, cultist in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested a suspected notorious armed robber and cultist who had been terrorising members of Ibagwa Nike community of Enugu East Local Government Area.

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The suspect, Sopuruchukwu Anike, 24, also claimed to be from  Ibagwa Nike community.

The Command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu.

Amaraizu said that a single barrel gun which the suspect and his cohorts used in unleashing mayhem on their victims was recovered during the operation

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He said the suspect was arrested by operatives attached to the Anti-Cultism Unit of the command on April 9.

Amaraizu said that the suspect and his cohorts usually robbed their victims at gunpoint and dispossessed them of their telephones, money and other valuables.

He said that the suspect also confessed to being a member of the Aye confraternity.

The police spokesman said that the suspect said he bought the gun from one of his cohorts, Ikenna, who is currently in prison custody.

He said that the suspect joined the cult in 2016 and thereafter, dropped out from school in Senior Secondary one.

Amaraizu said that a full scale investigation had commenced into the incident.




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