Two suspected cultists identified as Imasuen Raymond, 32, and Precious Ajayi, 24 have been reportedly arrested by the police along the Benin-Sapele Road.
Spokesperson of the police in the state, Kontongs Bello, who disclosed this in a statement said the suspects were intercepted by men of the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Unit of the command on Saturday, July 24.
“Operatives of the Anti-kidnaping and Cyber Crime Unit of Edo State Police Command while on township patrol along Benin-Sepele Road bypass by Etiosa Community intercepted an ash coloured Lexus 330 car with Registration number FUG 571 SB with two occupants,” he stated.
“On the spot search conducted on the vehicle which led to the recovery of one pump action gun and some dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp. Suspects are, one Imasuen Raymond ‘M’ 32 years
and Precious Ajayi ‘M’ 24 years were subsequently arrested,”
The suspects also confessed to being members of one of the deadly cult groups in Benin City, the PPRO said, adding that they will soon be charged to court accordingly.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Edo State Command, CP Philip Aliyu Ogbadu, has reinstated his commitment for a crime free Edo state, and had directed all Area Commanders, DPO’s and Tactical Commanders to intensify visibility patrol within the state with the aim of arresting unrelenting criminal element in the State.