Not less than thirty one suspected cult members
have been arrested by the
The alleged cultists were students of the Imo State University , Owerri
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Andrew Enwerem , said that the suspects were nabbed at Orji Comprehensive Secondary School in the Owerri North Local Government Area of the state during initiation .
He gave the names of some of the
alleged cultists as Okafor Anyanwu ,
Chimezie Nwanezi, Umeh Chimezie ,Obiji Obumneke , Ubani Lawrence, Okpara Chimezie
Others were Amouha Ikenna , Njoku
Chidi , Ajaegbu Gabriel Golden , Alaforo Walter, Akpasuo Chimereijem , Okpara
Jude Chijike , Ukachi Samuel, Christus Okerie,and Gaboh Lucky.
According to Enwerem, the State
Commissioner of Police , Chris Ezike, who coordinated the operation , said the police would fight cultism in the state .
The PPRO said the CP had ordered that the suspected cult members be charged to court at the end of the investigations .
However, the CP said the suspected cult members shot one of his men during the operation