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Police arrest cultist seeking to avenge brother’s killing

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Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri 

The Imo State Police Command has arrested an alleged wanted cultist in the state, Paul Munachi. 

According to the Command’s spokesman, Henry Okoye, the 26-year – old, member of the Black Axe confraternity was nabbed on February 26, when some cops raided a cultists hideout located at Umuguma in the Owerri West Local Government Area of the State. 

Okoye said that on interrogation, the suspect confessed to allegedly being a member of the Black Axe confraternity and was on a mission to avenge his brother’s death who was killed by members of the Baga confraternity.

The command’s spokesperson disclosed that the suspect also confessed to had bought a gun from a dealer in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to accomplish his mission before he was arrested. 

He assured that efforts were in top gear to arrest the gun dealer, adding that the suspect had been on the wanted list of the command because of his nefarious activities. 

Okoye said “eagle-eyed operatives of the Command’s Anti-Narcotics Squad on 28/02/2024, while on intelligence-led raid of a suspected cultist hideout at Umuguma in Owerri West LGA of Imo, apprehended, a notorious cultist named Paul Munachi ‘m’ 26yrs, of Oforola in Owerri West LGA, who is famous on the Command’s wanted list due to his nefarious activities and recovered one locally made pistol with three rounds of live cartridges in his possession. 

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a member of the Black Axe confraternity and stated that he bought the gun from a dealer in Port Harcourt to avenge the death of his brother who was killed by members of the BAGA confraternity. He also confessed to some violent crimes he perpetrated alongside his cohorts in Imo.

“The investigation is ongoing, effort is intensified to arrest other members at large and the manufacturer of the locally-made gun. The suspect will be arraigned in court upon completion of the investigation.

” While reiterating the Command’s commitment to providing maximum safety and security for the good people of Imo State, the Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, *CP Aboki Danjuma* calls on the well-meaning resident of Imo State to assist the Police and other security agencies in the onslaught against cultism and other violent crimes in the State. 

“CP Danjuma implores parents and guardians to caution their wards against indulging in cultism, intake of hard drug substances, and other vices that might trigger them into criminality.  For emergencies and distress calls, the Command can be reached via 08034773600 or 08098880197. 

“Let us collaboratively work towards sustaining the peace and security we cherish in the State.” 

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