Police Arrest 35 Cultists During Initiation In Edo

Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have arrested 35 suspected cultists in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesman for the command, Chidi Nwabuzor, who revealed this in a statement shared on the command’s X.com handle on Tuesday, said the cultists were arrested following an intelligence report that some students suspected to be members of Vikings cult confraternity converged in an undisclosed place to carry out initiation process of some new members.

The arrest was carried out by the Anti-Cultism Unit of the command on Saturday, April 27.

The statement read, “In continuation of the Edo State Police Commands’ onslaught against cult activities in Edo State, the operatives of the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Command on Saturday 27th April 2024 stormed the city of Ekpoma after an intelligence report that some students suspected to be members of Vikings secret cult confraternity converged in an undisclosed place in Ekpoma to carry out initiation process of some new members where, in the process 35 cultists were arrested.

“The Commissioner of Police Edo State, CP Funsho Adegboye, reiterates the command’s commitments to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizenry.

“He assures the good people of Edo State and the general public to always assist the police with actionable information that will lead to achievements.”

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