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Benue police arrest ritualist, pregnant wife, 23 others

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The Benue State Police has arrested 25 suspects for various offences across the state.

Among those arrested were a suspected spiritualist, his pregnant wife and five others who travelled from Delta State to Benue State.

The spokesperson for the state command, SP Catherine Anene, in a statement issued and made available to journalists on Wednesday, also said 15 suspected arm manufacturers were arrested.

Anene further said that two others were arrested at Mbakiya village, Ugondo District, Makurdi, capital city after robbing one Misaq Eke.

The statement read in parts, “On 21/11/2023, at about 1900hrs, while a police team was on routine patrol along Barracks road, Makurdi,  information was received that one Godspower Oghenerumu, a suspected ritualist (yahoo yahoo), his pregnant wife and five others had arrived Makurdi from Delta State and were caring out ritual activities.

“The team rushed to the scene and arrested the spiritual leader, his wife and five others.

“During investigation, followers of the ritualist stated that they were involved in some ritual activities in Delta State that did not yield any money as promised.

“Godspower told them that the spirit had directed that they should move to Benue where further directives would be given to them on how money would be manufactured.

She added, “On 15/11/2023 at about 1620hrs, the team busted the hideout of arm dealers along Vandeikya-Adikpo Road and arrested one Fater Terkula Sunday and Jem Demesugh.

“On the spot search of the hideout led to the recovery of six locally fabricated barretta pistols and a motorcycle.”

The PPRO revealed the exhibits recovered from the suspects to include; locally made barretta pistol, two gas cylinders, one welding cylinder, two welding nozzles and a Sienna bus.

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