Police nab cultist over murder

From Patrick Egwu & Ifunanya Ozougwu, Enugu

(Enugu, Nigeria) The Enugu State Police Command has arrested Mr. Chisom Edeh, a native of Nara in Nkanu East LGA of the state over the killing of another cultist simply known as "Adodo" after a cult clash between two rival cult groups in the state two months ago.

Briefing news men, the state Commissioner of police, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, said that the suspect and three others now at large, who are members of Aiye confraternity killed the victim after a clash with another rival cult group.

He said "the suspect and three others now at large, who are members of the Aiye cult were involved in a shoot out with with another cult group called Bagger and the shoot out led to the killing of a member of the Bagger cult group. Their actions is illegal, it's condemnable and unacceptable. He shall be charged to court to face the full wrath of the law as our men are doing all they can to fish out others involved in the killing".

The police commissioner who attributed the arrest to good information and superior strategy from the police called on citizens in the state to collaborate with the police by furnishing the force with timely information to help in fighting crime in the state, adding that police in the state cannot achieve meaningful results without the full co-operation of the public.

The suspect, Mr Edeh, confessed that him and three of his cult members now at large, committed the crime but alleged that the victim first attacked him.

According to him, "the boy first attacked me with his own gang, I merely escaped the attack. So I later attacked him with my own gang and we murdered him in the process. I did that because he first wanted to kill me. He attacked me first", he explained. 
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