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Police arrest alleged financier of cult group in Sapele

Jan 25, 2023

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Special anti-cult unit operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS, and men of Operation Delta Hawk have arrested a suspected financier of the Aro Bagger cult group in Sapele, Chief Joseph Ologbo .


Spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement on Wednesday, January 25, said the suspect who was arrested in a hotel was found in possession of incriminating items and weapons.


“Sequel to the Cult clashes in Sapele, Oghara and some other parts of the State, the Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, psc+ deployed tactical teams to Sapele LGA to restore sanity in the affected areas,” the statement read.


“Consequently, on the 23/01/2023 at about 2000hrs, acting on credible intelligence on an alleged sponsor of Aro bagger cult group and also an active member of the group, a combined team of the Command Special Anti-Cult Unit (SACU), operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) and men of Operation Delta Hawk, stormed the above mentioned Hotel, trailed and arrested one Chief Joseph Ologbo ‘m’ 37yrs of Otor Community in Sapele LGA, a renowned suspected financer and member of Aro Bagger cult group,”


“When search was extended to his fully tinted Toyota Tundra Van, one unlicensed pump action gun, two live cartridges, one expended cartridge, and an Aro Bagger cult regalia were recovered. The suspect has made useful statement and will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.”