Cultist surrenders ammunition as police raid hideouts in Rivers

The police in Rivers State on Friday disclosed that a notorious cultist in the state, General 2man, surrendered his arms and ammunition following repeated raids on their hideouts by operatives.

The state Commissioner of Police, Emeka Nownyi, said this during a news briefing in Port Harcourt.

Nownyi said the cultist hails from Ogbogolo community in Ahoada West Local Government Area of the state.

He further disclosed that General 2man was the leader of the Green Landers cult group in the area, adding that the police were on the trail of other fleeing gang members.

He stated, “Operatives of the command on Friday at about 0730hrs, following incessant raid on cultist camps, one General 2man ‘m’ of Ogbologbolo community Ahoada West, leader of the GreenLanders Cult Group, surrendered to the police operatives one AK-47 rifle with six live rounds of 7.62 x 39 mm calibre and two SMG rifles.

“Effort has been in place to launch more raids on the hoodlums for the possible recovery of more arms and ammunition in their possession.”

He added that men of the command, following a discreet investigation, nabbed 39-year-old Isaac Okoma of Alebiri in Ekeremo LGA of Bayelsa State in connection with the murder of Josephine Ibiju of Baptist Waterfront.

“Preliminary investigation has commenced and the case will soon be transferred to the SCID, Port Harcourt,” he stated.

Nownyi also said operatives, following credible information, busted a drug peddling syndicate Rumuokwuta in Obio/Akpor LGA, noting that upon sighting the police, they took to their heels, abandoning their drugs and weapons.

The CP stated, “The notorious criminals took to their heels and escaped through the canal, abandoning the following items: 14 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, one LAR rifle magazine, 50 wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, 42 sachets of hard drugs suspected to be loud, six sachets of Chelsea drink, 20 sachets of Eagle drink, 10 sachets of Tombo bitters, four packets of Chesterfield cigarettes and five assorted GSM handsets were recovered.

“Investigation is in progress and efforts have intensified to arrest fleeing suspects.”

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