​Four arrested over armed robbery, cultism in Benue

The Benue state police command earlier today paraded four suspects arrested for armed robbery and cultism in Makurdi.

According to reports, the suspects were arrested last Tuesday when the police received a distress call that some criminals were attacking and dispossessing innocent members of the public of their phones at Logo I area of Makurdi metropolis. 

SARS operatives on patrol responded immediately to the distress and got one Emmanuel Ifeanyi, 23yrs who belongs to the Red Confraternity arrested at the scene trying to escape, he led the operatives to his accomplice, one Monday Joseph, 26yrs aka “Mad Dog”- a self-confessed Cult hitman of the Reds Confraternity involved in several cult related killings and robbery in Makurdi.

A locally fabricated revolver pistol with five rounds of live ammunition, knives, six handsets and assorted charms were recovered from them. 

Further investigation led to the arrests of Chimezie Ekeke 28yrs, Sonter Joshua 15yrs and Hashimu Abdullahi 27yrs, all of Awe Street and Logo 1 areas of Makurdi. 

The police said the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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