Eight members of a cult gang affiliated with Black Axe Confraternity were arrested in Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State.
A 25-year-old woman named Hope Agbogidi was among the suspected cultists arrested, according to the acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe.
“On the 7/7/2021 at about 1400 hours, in line with Commissioner of Police directives, and bearing in mind that Aiye Contractanity cult uses this day every year to mark their day to display their ugly faces and cause mayhem in society,” he said.
The Police Commissioner, as he does every time, instructed all DPOs to be on the lookout for the nefarious activities and ensure that they are monitored. On visibility patrol, DPO ‘A’ Division Warri, CSP T.Y Mahmud, led men of the Divisional Rapid Response Squad. While on patrol, police arrested one Oghenewaro Bebe ‘m’, age 21yrs and a full regalia of the black axe confraternity from No. 22 in the Ughoton ward of Okpe LG.
According to the suspect, he belongs to the cult group in question. The team met at a bush bar at Jeddo where he led them. One live round of 7.63mm ammunition was found in the bush bar. In addition, the suspect led the police to a community in Ughoton where one of the top leaders of the confraternity, Oritsetusem Fenemigho ‘m’ 29 years old, resides.
Fenemigbo was arrested along with the following members in the same apartment: Weyinmi Onomakponi ‘m’ 35yrs, Emmanuel Edah ‘m’ 27yrs, Osro Etiosa ‘m’ 23yrs, Oshef Benji ‘m’ 27yrs, Confidence Sunday ‘m’ 18yrs, Akintemeyin James ‘m’ 18yrs, Hope Agbogidi ‘f’ 25yrs.
Exhibits recovered in the apartment include, “two (2) locally made pistol, one (1) battles axe, one (1) long cutlass, five (5) customized Aiye pillows, one (1) customized center table with Aiye logo, one (1) AK 47 expended ammunition, necklace used as body protection charm, two (2) HP Laptop, six (6) iphones, two (2) suspected stolen Lexus car keys, one (1) original and a duplicate copy,”
Oritseusen Fenemigho also led the team to Idimi Osobo under Okere Urhobo, where the car was recovered. “Investigation is ongoing,” Edafe said