Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Six Deadly Cult members got Arrested by Police in Uzabba , Edo state

 Police have arrested six members of a deadly cult group that invaded a hospital in Uzabba, Edo State and killed a patient  known as  Ifidon Victor Akhigbe, who survived earlier attack from the gang members. 
 The suspects identified as Alabi Lucky, Josiah Okon, Agbodion Anthony, Agbodion Victor, Godwin Aikhonria and  Edukpe Ebohon all from Owan West in Edo State
The suspects were arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) under the leadership of DCP Olatunji Disu.
 They  gangs also reportedly attempted to kill an elder brother to the deceased identified as  Akhigbe Sunday. According to the police, the suspects had on January 7, 2022, invaded the home of the deceased and attacked him with dangerous weapons, including guns, machetes and axes.  

The victim, who was left in the pool of his blood was rushed to Idonije  Hospital, Uzabba for medical attention but brazenly, the hoodlums traced the hospital, overpowered the security men and nurses on duty and macheted the victim to death. “Furthermore  on the 24th of March 2022.

after the above incident, one of the cultists named Godwin also attacked the elder brother of the deceased Victor and macheted him three times in the stomach, thereby severely injuring him,” The elder brother of the deceased said he was returning from a festival in their village in Edo State when Godwin trailed him and attempted to kill him. Sunday also stated that the attack occurred less than three days after he returned from Abuja where he had gone to the police to seek justice for the death of his younger brother. One of the suspects, Josiah Okon in his confessional statement to the police, admitted that his gang was responsible for the death of Victor, but claimed that there was a clash between his gang and that of the deceased over an MP3 player. Okon, an indigene of Cross  Rivers State who grew up in Edo, claimed to have been initiated into the Vickings Confraternity by a certain Lucky aka Demon in 2016.  He also confessed to have been introduced to stealing by Ayo Oni.  The suspect while speaking on the incident that led to the death of Victor narrated that he lent one of his friends Sylvester N3000 ( three thousand naira) in 2021 with an agreement that interest of N1,000 ( one thousand naira) will be paid on the loan.” A police source at the IRT told Tribune Online that “When Sylvester returned N4000, the suspect refused to return the MP3 player and still collected the money from the debtor.” 

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