Operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested two suspected cultists in Yenagoa.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Asinim Butswat, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, November 13, 2022, identified the two suspects as Kingsley Okiloli and Endurance Akpeni.
The PPRO said that they were nabbed at the Swali area of Yenagoa by police operatives, following a distress call that two rival cult groups were involved in a clash.
Butswat stated that five locally made pistols and four live cartridges were recovered from the suspects.
He said Akpeni sustained a gunshot wound from the rival gang and is currently receiving treatment in the Police Clinic.
“On 10th November 2022, at about 1630 hours, Police operatives responded to a distress call of a rival cult clash at Swalli Community, Yenagoa,” the statement read.
“On arrival, the Police dislodged the cult members and arrested one Kingsley Okiloli ‘m’ 22 years and Endurance Akpeni ‘m’ 23 years. One Locally made pistol and one live cartridge was recovered from Kingsley Okiloli, while Endurance Akpeni had sustained a gunshot injury from the rival cult gang.
“Upon interrogation of the suspects, Police operatives went to their hideout at Swalli Community and recovered additional four locally made pistols and three live cartridges.
“Endurance Akpeni is responding to treatment in the Police Clinic, Yenagoa. Investigation is ongoing to arrest other fleeing cult members.”