POLICE ARREST 16 SUSPECTED CULTISTS IN NIGER STATE
The police have arrested 16 suspected cultists and seven of them are students of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State.
The suspects also included seven graduates of the institution and two other persons.
They were arrested on July 7, 2021, at the Gwaranyo Lodge in the low cost area of Lapai town for allegedly being members of the Black Axe.
The suspects are: Joseph Biyama, Adewale Sunday, Ahmed Ahmed, Victor Dada, Kazeem Yahaya, Emmanuel Ogbadu, Shittu Babatunde ,Mikailu Yahaya , Abdullahi Mohammed, Shekwolo Lamech, Damilola Idris, Taiwo Hussaini, Haruna Lanre , Saheed Saheed , John Simeon and Agbonika Ojoma.
The Niger State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed that the suspects were apprehended during their annual anniversary.
Abiodun listed items recovered from them to include one small axe, an army trouser, one army face cap, one pot that was stuffed with dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and a jerrican containing concoction suspected to have been mixed with illicit drugs.
Other items recovered from the suspects were two bottles of castello alcoholic drink and 1MP3 radio player.
He said that the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation into the case has been completed and advised parents and guardians to always monitor the activities of their wards to avoid peer group influence and unlawful association.
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