The Police Command in Anambra State has announced the arrest of six suspected to be cult members aged between the ages of 17 and 25 years during an initiation rite.
Tochukwu Ikenga, spokesperson of the State police, said the suspects were nabbed at Amikwo village in Awka during an initiation ceremony. Two locally-made pistols, eight live cartridges were reportedly recovered from the suspects.
Ikenga who read out their names, identified them as Ejinaka Chukwujekwu (17) Emeka Nwanna (18) Michael Ozuah (20) Chukwuma Obu (22) Onyemaechi Chijoke (25) and Ifeanyi Ebeze (25), said they confessed to being members of Black Axe Confraternity and had participated in the shooting incident of April 12, which resulted to the death of an unidentified man in Ukwuoji area of Awka.
He also disclosed that the suspects who were arrested through credible intelligence, will be charged to court after investigation has been concluded.