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Insecurity: 30 suspects nabbed over Edo cult killings [Find out]



The Edo State Police Command has arrested 30 suspects connected to cult killings.

In a statement on Friday by the Deputy Spokesperson, Jennifer Iwegbu, the command swung into action after reported killings in different parts of the state.

Iwegbu stated that, irked by killings by rival cult groups in some parts of the state in the last 72 hours, the state command responded through massive raids and arrests of suspected cultists associated with the killings.

The statement noted, “Following credible information that cult activities were ongoing along Oho Street, Uselu, Benin City, on August 25, 2022, operatives of the command immediately mobilised to the scene. On arrival at the scene, the operatives of the command met the body of a young man later identified as Taiwo Edigie ‘M’ 40 years with his head severed and dropped at a different location from where the body was found.

“Also, a similar report was received on the same day that along Imuetiyan Street off Ojo Road, Ugbowo, a yet-to-be identified young man was killed also in connection with the ongoing cult fight. Intense raiding was carried out around the axis the incident occurred where the 30 suspects were arrested

 “Profiling is still ongoing and anyone found culpable or related to any of the killings would be arraigned in court as soon as profiling is concluded.’’

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