Police arrest cult members who invaded station to release detained member


  • The police in Bayelsa State nabbed suspected members of cult groups, who invaded Peremabiri Divisional Headquarters to release one of their members, Prince Ayibalaifa, who was detained for indecent assault. 

    The suspects reportedly injured a policeman, Corporal Elijah Osara, during the attack in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area. 

    Punch reports that Commissioner of Police Mr. Asuquo Amba named the suspects as Douye Koufe, 23; Wisdom Reuben, 23; Solomon Jackson, 18; Samuel Odozi, 20; Thomas Canan, 23; Andy Daves, 24; and Junior Japhter, 23. 

    He said they admitted to being members of the Greenlanders’ cult, except Douye Koufe, who claimed to belong to Icelanders. Amba said investigation was on, adding that the suspects will be prosecuted. 

    He lamented the attack and said the police, with the assistance of the government was able to bring back civil authority in the area. Amba said: ’’They actually rescued Prince Ayibalaifa and escaped, but they were re-arrested.’’

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