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Police nab cult financier, four suspects in Delta

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
26 January 2023   |   3:30 am
The police in Delta State have arrested a 37-year-old, Chief Joseph Ologbo, a renowned suspected financier and member of Aro Bagger cult group of Otor community in Sapele council of the state.

Ali, Delta CP

The police in Delta State have arrested a 37-year-old, Chief Joseph Ologbo, a renowned suspected financier and member of Aro Bagger cult group of Otor community in Sapele council of the state.
The Command’s spokeman DSP Bright Edafe said yesterday, that the arrest was sequel to the cult clashes in Sapele, Oghara and other parts of the state.

Edafe narrated that upon the information received by the police, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ari Muhammed Ali, “tactically deployed his teams to Sapele council to restore sanity in the affected areas.

The image-maker confirmed that the incident occurred on January 23, 2023 and at about 20:00hrs, through credible intelligence on an alleged sponsor of Aro bagger cult group who was also an active member of the group.

He said a team of the Command’s Special Anti-Cult Unit (SACU), operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) and men of Operation Delta Hawk, stormed the suspect’s hotel and arrested him; with his fully tinted Toyota Tundra Van, one unlicensed pump action gun, two live cartridges, one expended cartridge and an Aro Bagger cult regalia.

The suspect has made useful statement and will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation, he said.
The PPRO also confirmed that operatives of Decoy Squad led by ASP Julius Robinson arrested Allison Louis ‘m’ 27-years a native of Numan local council of Adamawa State; Sunday David ‘m’ 22-years a native of Oturkpo Benue state; Peter Akagbai ‘m’ 20-years, from Umuokwe Quarters of Ogwashi-Uku and Chibuzor Elumeze ‘m’ 23-years from Ogbenta-Obi Quarters in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State.

He said they were arrested in connection with series of fraud committed within Ogwashi-uku and Asaba metropolis, which involved POS operators and filling stations.

The syndicate, who specialised in defrauding unsuspecting victims of their hard earned money, were found with one tricycle, and 15 different bank ATM cards, Edafe stated.

“The suspects stated that they go to filling stations, POS operators and super markets, purchase items and also make withdrawals with the ATM cards and then call their banks and give a false complaint that the transaction was not successful. The banks, without due investigation will then wrongly debit the victims and credit the accounts of the suspects.
“They have so far defrauded their various victims several millions of naira”, he added.