Palm-wine-infused hemp recovered from 24 cultists during initiation in Enugu

The Enugu state police command says it has arrested Twenty-four persons in a forest at Eke in Udi LGA during an alleged secret cult meeting/initiation.

This was revealed by the state police public relations officer, Daniel Ndukwe, in a press release on Wednesday.

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He claimed that the command’s Anti-Cultism Squad apprehended them and recovered two locally made pistols, seven black berets, and a white-colored ten-litre gallon containing liquid substances suspected to be a mixture of palm wine and Indian hemp used for the initiation.

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The suspects, according to him, are, Eze Lucky Chinemerem, 27; Igwe Chidimma Jonathan, 22; Ugwu Chiemerie, 22; Agubata Chidera, 22; Abraham Onumah, 28; Abdulraham Suleiman, 21; Chizoba Atu, 23; Sunday Victor, 23; Eneh Chidera, 28; Asadu Ejike Stephen, 25; Eze Chibuzor Emmanuel, 22; Ebuo Tochukwu Victor, 27; Ogbodo Mohammed, 32, and Gabriel Ebubechukwu, 23.

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Others are Offia Emeka Emmanuel, 26; Ajoku Leo Chiemeka, 28; Onyekwelu Ugochukwu, 32; Chibuoke Chukwuemeka, 40; Chineke Chibueze, 26; Ugwu Chibuike, 35; Aneke Chidubem, 30; Ozougwu Henry, 29; Aneke Ugochukwu, 31, and Nwali Ikechukwu, 25.

According to Ndukwe, “they all confessed to being members of the secret cult.”

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He added that the suspects are made up of fourteen newly initiated and ten old members of Apache Tigers (“Two-Two”), also known as Black Beret (“BB”) Confraternity, according to ongoing investigations.

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