Six people have been arrested by Delta State Police Command officers on suspicion of being members of a cult group for allegedly shooting and killing one Aboyowa Osawe in Sapele.
DSP Edafe Bright, the command’s spokesperson, said in a statement that on Tuesday, March 16, at around 8 p.m., Sapele Division received information that Osawe had been shot dead at a beer parlour 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 (1)Timothy Clark ‘m’ age 27yrs (2) Patrick Mbuk ‘m’ age 29yrs (3) Gift Omofeye ‘m’ age 26yrs (4) Ogburang Samuel Ibe ‘m’ age 31yrs and (5) Onyekachi Amadike ‘m’ age 24yrs were arrested in connection to the murder.” he stated.
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 was 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.