The Edo State Police Command has arrested seven suspects over alleged cultism and murder in the state.
The command’s spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, gave the names of the suspects as Adodo Etiosa, Ogbeifun Destiny, Atohan Osazuwa, Enohiese Nelson, Okechukwu Samuel Omoruyi Friday and Osayande Ohbomwan.
According to him, the divisional police officer, Aduwawa and his men, while conducting a raid on black spots at Upper Mission Extension following secret cult killings in the state, arrested Adodo Etiosa, Ogbeifun Destiny, Atohan Osazuwa, and Enohiese Nelson, occupants of one RX 330 SUV with registration number BEN 899- NC.
When the vehicle was searched, one laptop and a cutlass were recovered, while the suspects confessed to being members of Black Axe, involved in the recent cult fights and killings in the state.
The PPROi said Kechukwu Samuel, Omoruyi Friday and Osayande Ohbomwan were arrested at Okhunmwun community by the police and vigilantes.
“Upon search on a bag belonging to Ogbomwan, two locally made pistols and six live cartridges were recovered,” he said.
He said the suspects also confessed to being members of Black Axe secret cult confraternity while Osayande Ogbomwan confessed that he and some of his members killed one Gideon Ojeaga in Iguosa Community.