Police prosecute 80 cultists in Anambra

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Mr Sam Okaula, Anambra Commissioner of Police

The Anambra Police Command said it prosecuted 80 people for cultism related crimes between January and April.

CSP Christopher Bassey, Commander of the Special Anti-Cultism Squad (SPACS) told newsmen in Onitsha on Sunday that all the command has also secured 80 convictions.

Bassey said that the convicted cultists terrorised Obosi, Nkpor, Ogidi, Awada and Onitsha communities, adding that many suspects were set free after being counseled.

“We are able to send about 80 notorious cultists to prison by the help of the courts while scores were counseled and released.

“I think parents should monitor the company their children keep because investigations showed that those arrested were influenced by suspected criminals, who provide them with hard drugs, guns and money,” he said.

Basey advised youths to shun cultism, warning that the…

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