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Rivers police take over notorious cultists’ hideout

By Obinna Nwaoku, Port Harcourt
17 November 2022   |   2:36 am
Security Operatives have occupied a notorious hideout for suspected cultists at Azikiwe street in Mile 2, Diobu Port Harcourt, dubbed ‘Cultism Lane’, seven days after a raid of some brothels on the same street.

[FILES] Police officers (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Security Operatives have occupied a notorious hideout for suspected cultists at Azikiwe street in Mile 2, Diobu Port Harcourt, dubbed ‘Cultism Lane’, seven days after a  raid of some brothels on the same street.

 
The Guardian learnt that the raid of the cultists’ den by the police and other sister agencies a few days ago led to the arrest of 50 suspects.  
 
The development made the Diobu Vigilante group working under the supervision of the Nigeria Police establish a checkpoint at ‘cultism lane’ to checkmate a reoccurrence
 
Before the raid, ‘cultism lane’, was a logistics and planning base for suspected cultists in the area, according to police.
   
Confirming the raid, spokesperson for Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said those found innocent, after preliminary investigation, would be released unconditionally.

MEANWHILE, residents have extolled the state’s Police Command for dismantling what they referred to as one of the most notorious criminal hideouts in Port Harcourt.
   
It was gathered that since the raid by the Police with the assistance of Diobu Vigilante group and other sister agencies, robbery incidents and harassment of ladies along the street have reduced, almost drastically.
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