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Police Set To Arraign Suspected Edo Cultists In Court, Today

Posted: Jun 10, 2015 at 9:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Udom  –  LAGOS


The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, on Tuesday ordered the Edo State Police Command to arraign suspected cultists arrested during a bloody clash on May 6, before a competent court in the state.

Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, in a statement said the order became necessary since the police have completed investigations into the cult war.

According to Ojukwu, an Acting Commissioner of Police, the suspects could be arraigned in court on Wednesday, June 9, 2015 for prosecution.

Daily Independent recalled that the suspects played ignoble roles in acts of terror, vicious inter and intra cult conflicts that led to destruction of lives and property in Edo State.

Media reports have it that two students and two women were reportedly killed by suspected cultists in different areas of Benin, the Edo State capital on that fateful day.

The two students were said to be from the Edo State College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi, in Ovia South West Local Government Area of the state.

They were said to be on their way to attend lectures when their assailants, who had laid an ambush in a nearby bush, shot them dead.

The gunmen were said to have fled back into the bush after the attack. Irked by the attack, some students of the school were said to have staged a protest calling for the arrest of the perpetrators.

The Provost of the College, Dr. Friday Obasogie, confirmed the incident and said that the case had been reported to the police.