The Delta State Anti-Cult Unit, SACU, has thwarted an initiation process of the Aiye Confraternity, also known as Black Axe, in the Onicha-Ugbo Community of Aniocha North Local Government Area.
During the initiation, the police also apprehended ten suspected cultists in the bush.
Two of the suspects were found with one locally-made revolver pistol, four live and one expended 9mm ammunition, and two expended cartridges.
The Delta State Police Command, led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali, confirmed the report in a statement signed by DSP Bright Edafe, the Police Public Relations Officer.
“Some weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, one Honda accord car with Reg no. Lagos KSF 586 DU, five motorcycles, and a bag containing clothes were recovered from the scene,” the police image maker added.
According to DSP Edafe, the suspects will be charged in court as soon as the investigation is completed.
In another raid, Delta State Crack Squad operatives apprehended a 37-year-old man, Akpofure Lucky, with a locally-made pistol and three live cartridges in Eri Community near Oleh in the state’s Isoko South Local Government Area.
The suspect, who was said to have confessed to being a member of the Vikings fraternity, was apprehended by police during a raid on criminal hideouts.