Posted by News Express | 14 May 2015 | 2,896 times
The intervention of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, in the troublesome cultism-related violent crimes in Edo State has started yielding positive results, the Police High Command announced this morning.
“The Special Crack Squad designated for the assignment, has on 12th May, 2015 through vigorous intelligence, arrested 11 highly placed persons from different locations of the state who are ring leaders of cult groups linked to recent cult related killings in the state,” Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. CP Emmanuel C. S. Ojukwu, said.
He said that a total of 56 suspected vicious cultists linked to the recent cult related violence in the state have been rounded up by the Squad and are undergoing interrogation.
“The IGP reiterated that no criminal will be spared, no matter how highly placed,” Ojukwu further said in a statement in Abuja.
“The Police High Command graciously appreciated the collaborative efforts of the members of the public, particularly in Edo State on the achievement made so far by the Special Crack Squad, and assures that adequate measures would continue to be put in place to ensure safety of lives and property, nationwide,” he added.
•Photo shows police operatives on duty.
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