Police arrest notorious cultist, gang leader in Anambra

Police arrest notorious cultist, gang leader in Anambra

Police in Anambra State have arrested an 18 years old man, Anichede Akachukwu, AKA Star B, who is said to be a notorious cultist and leader of a armed robbery gang.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the suspect is notorious for conducting robberies in Asaba, Delta State, and Ogbaru in Anambra.

He was said to have been arrested while being treated for a gunshot injury he sustained during an operation, in which he had a shoot out with police operatives.

Parts of the statement read: "We announce the arrest on 17/5/2024 of a notorious and most wanted cultist and armed robber in Uruagu village, Oba, Idemili South LGA.

"The suspect, Anichede Akachukwu 'M' 18 years A.K.A Star B is a confessed leader of Vikings Secret Cult Confraternity and armed gang terrorizing Ogbaru LGA and Asaba in Delta State.

"His arrest is following a tip-off of intelligence gathered as he was receiving treatment in their den from a bullet wound sustained in their encounter with police operatives in Asaba.

"The suspects have provided police with information on their mode of operations and names of other gang members which is already aiding the ongoing investigation."

Ikenga said operatives of the Command, in a different operation at Okija, Ihiala LGA, recovered a white Porsche Cayenne Jeep with Reg Nos: AGL 60 HJ Lagos, which he said is suspected to be an operational vehicle of secessionists.

He said: "During a search of the vehicle, the operatives found a bag and discovered 27 pieces of live 7.62m ammunition, three live cartridges, one-touch light, charms, and other incriminating items

"The CP has charged operatives to sustain the tempo and direct continuous onslaught to weed out all the criminal elements and reduce crime to barest minimum in the State."


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