Police Apprehend Local Chief Sponsoring Notorious Cult Gang in Delta State

Police Apprehend Local Chief Sponsoring Notorious Cult Gang in Delta State

  • A joint operation of the Delta state police command and the DSS has secured the arrest of Joseph Ologbo an alleged financier of the "Aro Bagger" cult
  • Ologbo, who is known as a popular chief in Sapele, was arrested by the joint operational team at a hotel
  • It was gathered that ammunition was recovered from his vehicle including the regalia of the "Aro Bagger" cult

Delta, Sapele - The Delta state police command has confirmed the apprehension of Joseph Ologbo, a local chief alleged to be sponsoring a notorious cult gang in Sapele called "Aro Bagger".

According to a report by the Nigerian Tribune, Sapele and parts of Ethiope East local government area have been the hotspot for the "Aro Bagger" cult gang over the last 12 months.

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Reports say that Chief Ologbo was apprehended in a hotel by police and DSS operatives at about 8 pm on Monday, January 23. Photo: NPF HQ
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It was gathered that a directive was issued by the Delta Police Command to clamp down on the suspects following a series of cult-related killings during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

How Chief Ologbo was nabbed by security operatives

Reports revealed that on Monday, January 23 at about 8 pm operatives of the Delta police command arrested the alleged financier of the notorious cult gang.

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According to a statement issued by the police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, the 37-year-old Ologbo was apprehended in a hotel and weapons and cult uniforms were recovered from his vehicle.

DSP Edafe said;

“Sequel to the cult clashes in Sapele, Oghara, and some other parts of the State, acting on credible intelligence on an alleged sponsor of Aro Bagger Cult group and also an active member of the group, a combined team of the Command Special Anti-Cult Unit (SACU), operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) and men of Operation Delta Hawk, stormed a Hotel, trailed and arrested one Chief Joseph Ologbo’ m’ 37yrs of Otor Community in Sapele LGA, a renowned suspected financer and member of Aro Bagger cult group.

“When the search was extended to his fully tinted Toyota Tundra Van, one unlicensed pump action gun, two live cartridges, one expended cartridge, and an Aro Bagger cult regalia were recovered.”

The police spokesperson revealed that tangible information has been gotten from the suspect and he is expected to be brought before the court after the conclusion of investigations.

Man in police custody for offering officer N1m bribe to release suspected kidnapper

Meanwhile, the Kano state police command has arrested a man, Bamuwa Umaru, for offering N1 million bribe to the police.

Umaru was said to have offered the police the bribe to facilitate the release of a suspected kidnapper.

According to the Kano police, Umaru had given the money to the officer in charge before he was arrested.

Security forces burst camp of unknown gunmen responsible for attack on PVC centre in southeast

In another development, security operatives in Imo state have reached a huge milestone in the fight against insecurity and terror.

In its latest operation, it successfully clamp down on gunmen alleged to have launched an attack on ex-Governor Ikedi Ohakim.

These notorious gunmen were also said to have been responsible for the invasion and attack on an INEC PVC collection centre.

Source: Legit.ng

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