3 suspected cultists arrested for shooting at PDP secretariat in Edo

3 suspected cultists arrested for shooting at PDP secretariat in Edo


Police have arrested three suspected cultists in connection with Tuesday shooting at Peoples Democratic party (PDP) secretariat in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State where one Olaye was named as an actor in the crisis.

The embattled Chairman of the party in the Local Government, Chief Idehen Ekundayo, had petitioned Edo State Commissioner of police, alleging threat to his life.

He also alleged in the petition that he lost valuable items including his beads worth N700,000.00 was stolen by hoodlums over the festering crisis in the party over the control the leavers in the State Chapter ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Spokesman of the Nigeria police, SP. Kotongs Bello who confirmed the incident to our Correspondent on Wednesday said no life was lost during the melee, but police recovered ammunitions from one of the suspects.

He reveals the identities of the suspected cultists as Mr. Enofe Maris (38), Mr. Efosa Ezomo (43), and one Mr. Ikpomwonsa (50).

Kotongs assured that the suspects would be charged to court when investigation is completed.

“We heard that some suspected cultists were causing unrest at the party secretariat and we mobilised our men and arrested one Enofe Maris (38) years and three others. When a search was conducted on him immediately, two live cartridges were recovered from Enofe.

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“The suspected was taken into custody. In cause of further investigation, another suspect”, he said.


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