Police arrest community leaders for sponsoring cult activities
THE Rivers State Police Command has arrested a monarch, His Royal Highness, Dr. Gideon Nwokocha and two others in the Ogba/Egbama/Ndoni Local Council of Rivers State for sponsoring cult activities in their domain.
The State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, told journalists at the state Police Headquarters yesterday that the community leaders organised and taxed members of the community N1 million each, which was donated to a notorious cult leader of the Icelander group called Don-Wali.
The police boss said the arrest of the community leaders has opened a new chapter in the connivance, involvement and sponsorship of community keepers in cultism.
He also disclosed that the former police sergeant who shot a commercial bus driver, Mr.David Legbara last week in Port Harcourt, has been tried in the departmental orderly room, found guilty for offences against discipline to wit, misuse of firearms, and discreditable conduct.
He noted that the officer has been dismissed from the force.
He said: “We are in touch with the family of the deceased driver, the NURTW and other stakeholders who have helped calm the situation”
“The Force has taken actions pursuant to ensuring that justice is served,we know that these actions may not be enough to bring back their breadwinner but it will serve as a deterrent to others,” Ezike stated.
While grieving over the death of two police officers killed on Tuesday during a robbery incident at a filling station in Port Harcourt, he frowned at the fact that the officers were personally deployed by an individual, warning officers not to allow themselves to be used by individuals without following due process in their deployment.