In continuation of its efforts to stem the tide of crime and ensure safety of lives and property in Anambra State, the Command Special Anti Cultism unit had during the period under review carried out a coordinated raids on criminal hideouts.
Between 7/12/2018 to date, the State Command through its Special Anti Cultism Squad has arrested total number of one hundred and thirty five Suspected cultist from various parts of the state.
Consequently, the unit has equally recovered the following exhibits from the raids,
-Some quantities of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp,
-Two daggers and,
-Native charms of different categories.
Meanwhile, out of the 135 suspects arrested so far, Forty One (41) have confessed and charged to Court ,60 were screened and released while Forty four (44)others are under investigation.
In another development, the Anambra police command equally received a complaint at Okpoko division that on the 18/12/2018 at about 4am, three unknown men scaled the fence of Christ Holy church located at No 30 Orumba Street Okpoko and forcefully entered the room of the Assistant Pastor one Justice Nonso Njigbo ‘m’ aged 26 years and inflicted a deep matchete cut on his fore head, shot and injure him on the left thigh and made away with phones of the occupants.
Police detectives attached to Okpoko Division visited the scene and rushed the victim to St.Charles Boromeo hospital were he was confirmed dead on arrival. Corpse deposited in the same hospital morgue for autopsy while effort is being intensified to apprehend the assailants and bring them to Justice.