Edo police arrest cultists who allegedly killed man in daughter’s presence

The Edo State Police Command has apprehended individuals believed to be members of the Eiye cult group, accused of the murder of Emmanuel Odiase in Auchi, Edo State, last Monday.

According to reports, Odiase was killed in the presence of his daughter.

The assailants were, however, arrested after a hot chase by police operatives and members of the vigilante group.

The command disclosed this in a statement shared on its X handle on Sunday.

The statement read, “In another development, on 22/04/2024 another attack was carried out where one Emmanuel Odiase, a member of Black Axe was killed in Auchi by members of the Eiye cult group.

“Subsequently, on 23/04/2024 one Braimoh Fulani a 43 year old was killed in his provision shop at the campus area in Auchi by members of the Aye cult group who came to his shop with an unregistered Lexus 350 saloon car, golden color.

“With the timely information from members of the public, police operatives mobilised and gave them hot chase in collaboration with the vigilante group where they were arrested and their weapons recovered.”

In another development, the command said its operatives from the South-Ibie Division and the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Unit arrested seven cultists of the Black Axe group from the scene of the violent attack between Aye and Eiye secret cult groups last Thursday.

During the attack, one Umoru was shot dead by some members of the Aye Cult group.

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