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Edo police arrest 81 suspects for cultism, others

12:44 Dec 13 2023 Edo state

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The Edo State Police Command on Tuesday arrested 81 suspects allegedly involved in various crimes across the state.

Parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Dankwara, said the suspects were arrested in the ongoing clampdown on criminals which began on December 11.

He said the suspects were arrested for cultism, car snatching, unlawful possession of firearms, and kidnapping, among others.

He said the majority of the suspects were arrested for cultism, adding that they had intelligence that highly placed individuals were behind the cult group.
He said, “This is to warn either those in government or outside that is supporting cult group tactically or financially to desist from it because anybody no matter how highly placed would be prosecuted.
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