Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force in Imo State have apprehended some cultists during their initiation ceremony in a Secondary school.

This was made known in a statement by the Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike in the state. The state reads in parts:

“On 10/05/2017 at about 06 50hrs, operatives of Orji Police Division received a distress call that a group of cultists were rampaging at Orji Comprehensive Secondary School during initiation activity and were shooting indiscriminately.

A combined team of operatives responded to the area. On sighting the police operatives, the hoodlums started shooting and fled to different locations. Thirty-one (31) suspected cultists were later arrested. The suspects are undergoing screening at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID)
The State Commissioner of Police CP Chris Ezike who coordinated the operation averred that cult related activities is a top priority in his road map to fighting crime and criminality in the state. He stated that those arrested would be charged to court after investigation.
SUSPECTS:
(1) ASUZU TOCHUKWU
(2) OKAFOR ANYANWU CHARLES
(3) CHIMEZIE NWANEZI
(4) ANAEFU CHIZOBA
(5) ENEGBA NELSON
(6) UMEH CHIMEZIE
(7) OBIJI OBUMNEKE
(8) UBANI LAWRENCE
(9) OKPARA CHIMEZIE
(10) AMOUHA IKENNA
(11) NJOKU CHIDI
(12) AJAEGBU GABRIEL GOLDEN
(13) ALAFORO WALTER
(14) AKPASUO CHIMEREIJEM
(15) OKPARA JUDE CHIJIKE
(16) UKACHI SAMUEL
(17) OKORIE CHRISTUS CANICE
(18) GABOH LUCKY
AND THIRTEEN (13) OTHERS
EXHIBITSS RECOVERED FROM THE SUSPECTS
1. THREE (3) VEHICLES USED IN CONVEYING THE CULT MEMBERS
2. RED FACE CAPS USED TO IDENTIFY THEIR MEMBERS
3. LAPTOPS
4. PHONES.”