Police Arrest Three Suspected Cultists For Assaulting Lady in Edo

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Updated October 1, 2021
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The police in Edo State have arrested three suspected cultists for assaulting a TikTok star simply identified as Olivia.

Edo Police Public Relations Officer, SP Kontongs Bello, said a viral video clip showed the suspects assaulting and humanizing the victim.

Following the directive from the Commissioner of Police, CP Philip Aliyu Ogbadu, for a discreet investigation and intelligence-based approach to unravel those behind the dastardly act, the cultists were nabbed at different locations in Benin City, he said on Friday.

The suspects, identified as Omozejele John, Smart Ogbeide and Tajudeen Afesume, were between 29 and 30 years.

The police spokesman explained that the trio had “all confessed to the crime and further confessed to being members of Aye Secret Cult”.

According to him, they are cooperating with police investigations and are already providing useful information that will lead to the arrest of other cult members on the run.

This is even as the Commissioner of Police directed that the suspects be charged to court, vowing that cult groups and other criminals will not be allowed to operate in the state.