10 July 2015

Nigeria: Vigilance Group Arrests Five Robbery Suspects With Guns in Anambra

Awka — Five suspected cultists, three girls and two boys were arrested on Friday, July 10, 2015, while robbing passers-by at Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Luck was said to have ran out on them when a local vigilance team that was plying the road suspected their action and stopped to know their identity.

As the vigilance team stopped, it was gathered that one of the cultists opened fire on them but could not succeed in harming them though the bullet pierced through the clothes of one of them.

In retaliation, the vigilance operative reportedly fired back, shot him on one of his legs, but he escaped with the bullet wound.

His four other accomplices, three girls and a boy, were consequently arrested and two guns, a British-made and one locally made pistols were recovered from them.

Confirming the incident, the Commander, Idemili North and South Surveillance Squad, Mr. Arthur Ilongwu, told newsmen that the run-away cultist, who shot one of his boys was later arrested in Ojoto in Idemili South council where he had gone for a medical treatment because of the bullet wound he sustained during the exchange of fire between his boys and the cultists.

He lamented that Obosi for now has become notorious area for cultism, adding that the arrested cultists had been handed over to the Anti-Cult Squad at Enugwu-Ukwu.

He disclosed further that some youths few days to the arrest of the five cultists, were initiated into cultism by the arrested cult gang.

According to Ilongwu, the new members are being hunted to ensure that the number of cultists is drastically curtailed in Obosi and environs.


Court Dissolves 20-Year Marriage Over Poor Sexual Performance

Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Friday dissolved a 20-year-old marriage between… Read more »

Copyright © 2015 Daily Independent. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.