21-year-old arrested for murder, cultism in Imo
THE Imo State Police Command on Tuesday paraded a 21 -year – old man , Chinasa Oguamanam, for his alleged involvement in armed robbery, murder and cultism .
The Command ’ s Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem , disclosed that the suspect was apprehended by the operatives of the Federal Special Anti- Robbery Squad in the state on August 23 .
According to Enwerem , the suspect was a member of Vikings confraternity , which had been terrorising a part of the state capital.
The state police spokesperson said the 21 – year -old was part of a gang that killed one Onyekachi on School Road in Owerri , the state capital , during a secret cults ’ clash .
Enwerem said , “ On August 23 , the operatives of the Federal Special Anti -Robbery Squad , while on surveillance patrol within the Owerri metropolis and acting on a tip – off, stormed a black spot at Oguamanam Street , Owerri .
“In the operation , the officers arrested one Chinasa Oguamanam, 21 , a native of Umuonyeche village in the Owerri Municipal Area of Imo State .
“The suspect has confessed to belonging to a secret cult known as Vikings, aka Baggas. He also confessed to the offence of armed robbery.
“According to his confessional statement , in 2012 , himself and his group killed one Onyekachi on School Road among other crimes during secret cult clashes in Owerri .
“On August 18 , 2018 , at gunpoint , the gang also attacked and robbed one Amadi Chinonso of the sum of N 25 ,000 , Zenith Bank ATM card , one Lenovo iPad valued at N70 ,000 , National Identity Card and other valuables at Edede Street , Owerri .
“The victim has come to identify him as the one that robbed and inflicted injuries on his head at gunpoint .”
The suspect , who told Southern City News that he was a member of Vikings confraternity , said he was not the one that shot the gun during operations .
The secondary school leaver said he had been peddling drugs since childhood .