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Police Offer Reward for Suspected Cultists

Posted by From Chinedu Eze in Abakaliki on 2004/08/22 | Views: 1001 |

Police Offer Reward for Suspected Cultists


The Nigeria Police, Ebonyi State Command, has put a price tag of N15, 000 on each wanted cult member suspect, decrying the insecurity of lives and property in the state as a result of the dramatic upsurge of cultism, gangsterism, murder and armed robbery in Ebonyi State University.

The Nigeria Police, Ebonyi State Command, has put a price tag of N15, 000 on each wanted cult member suspect, decrying the insecurity of lives and property in the state as a result of the dramatic upsurge of cultism, gangsterism, murder and armed robbery in Ebonyi State University.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Gana made this known to newsmen in Abakaliki, saying that there has been series of shooting and killings in the Abakaliki metropolis, Ishieke and Presco campuses of the university for about two months now.

Gana disclosed that the killings got to a "provocative" level that the command decided to investigate the nefarious activities of cultists and has succeeded in gathering names of some key players in the illicit cult goup operating in the state.

He added that the suspects have been declared wanted with a price tag of N15, 000 for any informant with useful information that could lead to their arrest.

The police boss also announced that they have deployed over one hundred operatives (plain clothed ) to at least restore normalcy in the university.

He revealed that with aggressive patrols, intensified stop and search, the command has arrested thirteen persons who are suspected to be cultists or armed robbers.

Gana said that three of the suspects: Onyenwosa Kelvin, Udogu Chinaza and Livinus Udeh have made confessional statements of being members of secret cults.

"The first admitted being a member of Bokina Fasso (BF) while the other two admitted being members of Brotherhood of Blood (BB),"

He called on landlords, members of the public and students to co-operate with the police in eradicating cultism and other vices by giving vital information to the police.

Last month a block of rooming house occupied by students at Nnorom Street, Ntezi Aba, near Abakaliki, was set ablaze by suspected cultists and destroyed property worth thousands of Naira, which include certificates and other credentials of residents of the house.

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Kim Worley(Greeley, Colorado, US)says...

I heard this in a song and had no idea what it meant. Googled it and this came up. Very Cool. ????????????????

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Obinna(Newark Nj)says...

I want to know more meaning and significant of this name obidike in igboland

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Olusola Okhiria Nee Sodunke(Newport, Newport, UK)says...

This is a great piece of history, which is dear to our hearts as people and very much appreciated.

Many thanks to the people who worked hard in the past and those who are still making efforts to keep the institution.

The labour is obviouly worth it. We are proud of you all.

A lot still to be done, with the motivation of the champions of this course, others will follow as well to maintain the institution

May God continue to keep the edifice for development of future generations to the glory of God and the benefits of our fatherland.

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Joel Efiong(Calabar, Nigeria)says...

This is a great piece. The examination bodies should hire you as ICT consultant.

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Sunday Mbe(Kaduna, Kaduna, Nigeria)says...

ULIMASI means' GOD,THANK YOU' not THANK GOD.