The Anambra State Police Command has arrested six persons for unlawful possession of firearms, cultism and stealing in Ihiala area of the state.
The spokesman of the state command, Ikenga Tochukwu disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, adding that one locally-made pistol with two live cartridges, one Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle, and two tricycles were recovered during their arrest.
He said: “Acting on credible information while on surveillance duty, operatives of the Command attached to Ihiala Police Division, on 4/4/2021 about 1820hrs, arrested one Chike Obi ‘m’ 28 years, of Umudubiri Uzoakwa Ihiala and Okosisi Udeagu ‘m’ 23 years, of Uhuobo Okija.
“They both confessed to being members of a deadly cult group.
“Similarly, following a complaint received at Inland Police Division on 22/04/2021, that a Lexus 330 SUV got missing at a carwash, along Heritage Road, and all efforts made to locate the vehicle and the carwasher proved abortive, police operatives attached to the Division arrested two suspects.”