Anambra Police Commissioner, John Abang
By Sunny A. David, Awka
The Anambra State Police Command have arrested four suspects, including a chairman of a market association it alleged were behind recent cult-related killings in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Mr. Haruna Mohammed (SP), who made the disclosure in Awka, said the suspects were arrested by a team led by the Police Commissioner in charge of the state, Mr. John Abang.
Mohammed recalled that on August 10 and 11, two rival cult groups, Black Axe and Vikings Confraternities, clashed at Dike Park near Eke Awka in Awka South Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the incident claimed the life of two persons.
The PPRO explained that following the incident, the command’s “Operation Puff-Adder’’ led by the Commissioner launched a manhunt for the suspects.
He said that the suspects were caught at Dike Park and Umukwa village, leading to the arrest of the four suspected sponsors/members of Black Axe and Vikings confraternities.
Mr. Mohammed said efforts were being intensified to track down and arrest other fleeing gang members involved in the killings for prosecution.