Police officers arrest four suspected cultists, others, reject N30,000 bribe

Police officers arrest four suspected cultists, others, reject N30,000 bribe

Operatives of the Nigerian Police, Nassawa State command, paraded 29 suspected criminals arrested in the state, saying the sum of thirty thousand naira bribe was rejected from an alleged cultist in Nasarawa state.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, stated this while parading suspects at the police headquarters on Friday in Lafia, the state capital.

According to the PPRO, “On 25/09/2023 at about 1200hrs while acting based on credible intelligence, Police operatives attached to Nasarawa Division in collaboration with Vigilante carried out a sting operation at a notorious Cultist hideout located at Tammah, Nasarawa LGA where one Ahmadu Joseph ‘M’ a graduate of Benue State University Makurdi, Ifeanyi Aniogbe ‘M’, an ND one student of Library Science Department, Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, John Shuaibu ‘M’ a Student of Urban and Regional Planning, of same Polytechnic and James Uyona, a HND one student of the Department of Marketing, Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa were arrested.

“One locally fabricated pistol, three live cartridges, two black berets with inscription of Neo Black Movement Confraternity, one Black Axe, a sword, one Machete, a mask, and other occultic items were recovered from the suspects as exhibits.

“It is gratifying to state that, Joseph Ahmadu bribed the operatives with the sum of Thirty Thousand Naira for them to Iet him off the hook but it was turned down and also recovered as an exhibit.

He said a total of 29 suspects were arrested for different crimes across the thirteen local government areas of the state.

Among the suspects were 18 suspected kidnappers/armed robbers, 7 rape suspects and 4 suspected cultists. While 4 firearms were recovered, 11 ammunition and 1 vehicle were also recovered.

The PPRO further said that the fight against crime and criminality in Nasarawa state is a continuous one, therefore warn criminals to leave the state or face decisive defeat.

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