Police parade suspected cultists who killed, carted away police riffles
Police in Anambra State have arrested suspected cultists, who killed two policemen in December 2021 in Awka.
The command said it also recovered riffles carted away from the policemen, during the incident, by the cultists.
A press release by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga said the cultists launched attack on UNIZIK Vigilante operatives.
The hoodlums who attacked the vigilante operatives had been over powered and arrested, while their leader was burnt alive.
A source said the vigilante operatives later handed over the arrested suspects to the police.
Ikenga in his press release said: “Recall that on 14th December, 2021, cultists attacked the Chairman of Tricycle Owners Association in broad day light near Unizik junction. Two Police Officers who were in the vicinity were killed and their weapons two AK 47 rifles carted away.
“On 26th February, 2022 the same cult group attacked a funeral ceremony at Ebenebe in Awka North LGA killing several mourners.
“On Tuesday 15th March, 2022 police succeeded in recovering a cache of weapons which included the two AK-47 rifles earlier stolen from the two Policemen murdered on 14th December, 2021.”
Police said it also recovered other weapons, including: three pump action guns, three locally made beretta pistols, one locally made chief recover pistol, nine Ak-47 magazine, two battle axes, assorted ammunition for the firearms above and a Mercedes Benz V-Booth, with registration number: Lagos HC 661 AAA.
The command said: “The leader of the gang, one Uchenna Nwobu a.k.a Anali was killed while the other gang member was arrested.”
He said investigation was ongoing to track down other members of the gang and establishing the rightful owner of the recovered car.