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The Delta State Police Command has arrested eight suspected members of Black Axe (Aiye) confraternity at the Ughoton community area of Delta State during their meeting.
This was disclosed by the Command spokesperson, Bright Edafe, in a statement on Sunday in Asaba.
Edafe said in the Sunday statement that the arrest was based on the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Ali, on cult activities in the state.
The confraternity has a yearly anniversary on the 7th of July where they celebrate their cult activities.
He said, “In line with Commissioner of Police directives on cult activities, bearing in mind that 7th July of every year is the day singled out by Aiye confraternity cult group to mark their day and also bring out their ugly faces thereby causing mayhem in the society.
“CP, in his usual proactive ways, directed that all DPOs be on the lookout and ensure that all their nefarious activities must be checkmate.
“The DPO ‘A’ Division Warri, led men of the Divisional Rapid Respond Squad on visibility patrol, while on patrol, they intercepted and arrested one Oghenewaro Bebe of Ughoton area in Okpe LG in full regalia of Aiye Black Axe confraternity.
“The suspect confessed to being a member of the above cult group. He led the team to a bush bar at Jeddo which is their meeting point. At the bush bar, one live silver like 7.63mm ammunition was recovered.
“The suspect further led the police to Ughoton community where one of the top leaders of the confraternity, Oritsetusem Fenemigho, 29, is residing, he was arrested along with the following members in the same apartment; Weyinmi Onomakponi ‘m’ 35yrs, Emmanuel Edah, Osro Etiosa, 23, Oshef Benji, Confidence Sunday, 18, Akintemeyin James, and 18-year-old female, Hope Agbogidi.”