Cult Killings: Council Boss, 2 lawmakers arrested by Police

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Aliuna Uchenna

Ebonyi state police command yesterday confirmed the arrest of Council chairman of Afikpo North Local government area, Eni Uduma and lawmaker representing Afikpo south East constituency Chidi Agemu over alleged involvement in cult clashes.

It was gathered that the cult clashes lead to the killing of one boy whose name was yet to be identified at the time of filling this report.

Confirming the arrest, the commissioner of Police, Ebonyi state command Mr. Awosola Awotinde said the police arrested them and one other honourable whose name was yet to be identified at the time of filling this report for an alleged involvement in cult clashes.

The cult clashes took place at Asaga Owutu Edda in Afikpo South Local Government area and it lead to the killing of one person popularly known as Dunk.

According to the commissioner, “yes there was a clash in Afikpo South, we have arrested the chairman of the local government, one House of Assembly member representing the area,and one other honourable.

“we have dispatch our men their to ensure peaceful return, and we are still investigating the matter” he stated.

However, a source from the area had told Ebonyi News network that the killing was as a result of a differences between two cult groups at Asaga Owutu Edda, in Afikpo South local government area.

The source stated further that the cult clashes was political motivated, adding that many persons were injured during the clashes which lasted more than two hours on Sunday night.

However, all effort to reach the embattled lawmaker, Chidi Ejem at the time of filling this report proved abortive as he refused to pick calls or respond to text messages.

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