Just In : 22 suspected cultists arrested over inspector’s m√rder
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested 22 suspects in connection with the murder of one Inspector Usang Egbe and for cult-related activities in the state.
Inspector Usang Egbe was murdered in his residence in Afaha Ube, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State by his assailants on Wednesday night
This was according to a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon on Saturday.
Macdon, who said the arrests were made between the 31st of January and the 2nd of February 2024 after credible information, promised that the command would intensify its onslaught against criminal elements in the State.
The statement read in part, “On 30/01/24, at about 2330hrs, relying on credible intelligence, Anti- Cultism Unit of the Command arrested one Emem Ime Friday, alias Barracks, a serial murderer from Mbiaso village in Oruk Anam Local Government Area, who masterminded the Inen Clan cult war.
“Similarly, On 23/1/2023, one Happiness Isaiah Ekanem and three others from Ikono Local Government Area, who conspired and killed one Imo Isaiah Ekanem, aged 32 years, of the same address, by beating him to death and secretly buried the corpse, have been arrested and investigation ongoing”