NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Anambra CP leads crack team to arrest market leader over alleged sponsorship of cult killings

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 15/08/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 1,887

•Anambra Police Commissioner John Abang
•Anambra Police Commissioner John Abang

Following his resolve to rid Anambra State of crime, the state Commissioner of Police, John Abang, has led a crack team to arrest the leader of Awka main market, Emeka Agumadu, a.k.a “Baby Awka” over alleged sponsorship of a cult group in the state.

A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, on Wednesday confirmed that Agumadu was arrested for allegedly sponsoring cult-related killings in the area.

The statement reads in part: “It  would be recalled that on the 10th and 11/08/2019, there was a clash between two rival cult groups, the Black Axe and Vikings confraternities at Eke Awka and Dike Park all in Awka South LGA of Anambra State where one Chinedu, surname yet unknown alias Nambo and Uche Anarah were brutally murdered. “Baby Awka”, who is a high chief in Awka, was arrested on Tuesday.

“Following the incidents and while acting on credible intelligence, the command’s Puff Adder operatives led by the Commissioner of Police John Abang had on the 13/08/2019 around 4: 20 p.m. launched a manhunt for the hoodlums at Dike Park and Umukwa village areas of Awka, arrested four suspected sponsors/members of Black Axe and Vikings confraternities.”

Mohammed identified the four suspects arrested during the raid for alleged sponsorship and membership of Black Axe and Vikings confraternities to include Ozor Emeka Agwumadu a.k.a Baby Awka, Okechukwu Nwaneke, Prince Collin Ozojiofor, and Nwankwo Chukwuma.

The PPRO said that efforts were in top gear to track down and arrest other fleeing gang members involved in the killings adding that prosecution will follow immediately after.



Source News Express

Posted 15/08/2019 05:19:07 AM





You may also like...
2019: Okorocha vows to crush Madumere •Weeds out...

Elumelu dismisses allegations of sexual harassment, attempted wife...

Team success and the limitations of talent

Dutch court to hear case lodged against Shell...

Ex-students construct overhead bridge, graduate students’ hostel in...

Stakeholders warn against politicising Amnesty Programme

DPR sanctions 42 filling stations in Kano, Jigawa...

Revealed: Jonathan jumped 31 Generals to pick Minimah...

Eke-Ukwu Owerri Market demolition: No peace for the...

Pre-election observation and impact on credible polls, By...

Fidelity Bank partners SystemSpecs for federal collections via...

Ambode far better than Sanwo-Olu: Save Lagos Group...


Latest News Kwara Governor inaugurates cabinet, assigns portfolios Umahi presents N178.136bn Ebonyi Budget for 2020 fiscal year •Provides funds for minimum wage Justice Tsoho sworn-in as Chief Judge of FHC, Kanyip as President of National Industrial Court Sowore: Voters group demands legislative inquiry into DSS court invasion Media and communications guru Biodun Shobanjo bags OAU Honorary Doctorate Degree Tired of Nigeria? Here are countries where you can buy citizenship Killer of Maersk MD’s wife arrested on mango tree BREAKING: Famous ex-junior international Philip Osondu dies after brief illness Why Akpabio withdrew from Akwa Ibom senatorial rerun – PDP Scavenger makes half-a-million pound find of “whale vomit” Anambra community, herdsmen clash over destruction of crops Suspected ritualist disguised as madman lynched in Delta


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (572,155 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (456,729 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (406,711 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,609 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (307,976 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (292,399 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,407 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (260,540 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,984 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,470 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (204,133 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,460 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (112) Business & Economy (4,621) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,157) Complaints & Requests (98) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (718) Features (855) Global Business Monitor (498) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,323) Interview (219) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (178) Maggie's Blog (520) News (55,215) Opinion (1,440) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,887) Religion (1,133) Sports (2,255) Stock Watch (41) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera