The Benue State Police has arrested 25 suspects for varied offences throughout the state.
Among these arrested have been a suspected spiritualist, his pregnant spouse and 5 others who travelled from Delta State to Benue State.
The spokesperson for the state command, SP Catherine Anene, in a press release issued and made accessible to journalists on Wednesday, additionally mentioned 15 suspected arm producers have been arrested.
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Anene additional mentioned that two others have been arrested at Mbakiya village, Ugondo District, Makurdi, capital metropolis after robbing one Misaq Eke.
The assertion learn in elements, “On 21/11/2023, at about 1900hrs, whereas a police crew was on routine patrol alongside Barracks street, Makurdi, data was obtained that one Godspower Oghenerumu, a suspected ritualist (yahoo yahoo), his pregnant spouse and 5 others had arrived Makurdi from Delta State and have been caring out ritual actions.
“The crew rushed to the scene and arrested the religious chief, his spouse and 5 others.
“During investigation, followers of the ritualist said that they have been concerned in some ritual actions in Delta State that didn’t yield any cash as promised.
“Godspower instructed them that the spirit had directed that they need to transfer to Benue the place additional directives could be given to them on how cash could be manufactured.
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She added, “On 15/11/2023 at about 1620hrs, the crew busted the hideout of arm sellers alongside Vandeikya-Adikpo Road and arrested one Fater Terkula Sunday and Jem Demesugh.
“On the spot search of the hideout led to the recovery of six locally fabricated barretta pistols and a motorcycle.”
The PPRO revealed the displays recovered from the suspects to incorporate; regionally made barretta pistol, two fuel cylinders, one welding cylinder, two welding nozzles and a Sienna bus.