Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested six persons suspected to be members of a cult group for allegedly shooting and killing one Aboyowa Osawe in Sapele.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Edafe Bright, who disclosed this in a statement said that on Tuesday, 16 March, 2021 at about 8pm, information got to Sapele Division that Osawe was shot dead at a beer parlour at Shell road Sapele.
The Divisional Police Officer, CSP Harrison Nwabuisi quickly mobilized men to the scene, and commenced investigation immediately. With the combined effort of the police and vigilante, five suspects: Timothy Clark, male, 27 years; Patrick Mbuk, male, 29 years; Gift Omofeye, male, 26 years; Ogburang Samuel Ibe, male, 31 years; and Onyekachi Amadike, male, 24 years were arrested in connection with the murder.
On interrogation, confessional statement of the suspects led to the arrest of one Andrew AKA Pounds, a notorious cultist who has been terrorizing Sapele. A yellow cult regalia, one locally made pistol and two cartridges were recovered from him.
The vehicle used in the dastardly act, one Toyota Camry Red in color with reg no AAA409 GL was also recovered from him. The suspect confessed to be a member of Aiye cult group.
The PPRO said that investigation is in progress.