Rivers State Police Apprehend Cult Leader with Pistol: Details Inside

Rivers State Police Apprehend Cult Leader with Pistol: Details Inside
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In a significant breakthrough, the Rivers State Police Command has apprehended a suspected cult leader, identified as Kenneth Mkpe.Rivers State Police Apprehend Cult Leader with Pistol: Details Inside

The arrest was made following diligent efforts by the state Commissioner of Police, CP Emeka Nwonyi, and his team.

The development was officially announced today in a statement released by the Commissioner.

The arrest took place at the suspect’s clandestine hideout in Bomu, Tai LGA, on Saturday, culminating in a successful operation conducted by dedicated police operatives.

A key discovery during the operation was the recovery of an English Barreta pistol from the possession of the alleged cultist, further intensifying the gravity of the situation.

Upon extensive interrogation, the suspect confessed to the acquisition of the firearm, revealing that it was purchased from a Filipino national employed at a prominent fertilizer company within the state.

The police are currently investigating the connection between the suspect and the Filipino individual, delving into the possibility of a larger network involved in illegal arms trade.

CP Emeka Nwonyi expressed his satisfaction with the arrest, emphasizing the commitment of the Rivers State Police Command to maintaining peace and security in the region.

He lauded the efforts of his team in apprehending the suspect and successfully recovering the weapon.

The Commissioner further assured the public that every lead would be diligently pursued to ensure that all individuals involved in criminal activities, particularly cultism and illicit arms trade, face the full force of the law.

The arrest of Kenneth Mkpe sends a strong message to cult groups operating in Rivers State that law enforcement agencies remain resolute in their determination to rid the state of criminal elements.

The Rivers State Police Command is expected to continue its investigations, collaborating with relevant agencies to uncover any additional links and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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