The Anambra state police command has confirmed the arrest of a police sergeant allegedly involved in the supply of arms and ammunition to cultists and hoodlums in Awka, the state capital.
The command made this known in reaction to a trending social media (Facebook) post, alleging that the personnel was arming a cult group said to be responsible for most of the killings in the State.
The post had alleged that the policeman was a member of a dreaded Viking cult group and was seen during a shoot-out. (NAN)
Speaking in an interview, the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said that the officer had been identified and arrested, while investigation had commenced.
“The attention of the police command in Anambra has been drawn to a story trending on social media, alleging the involvement of a police sergeant in the illegal supply of arms and ammunition to a criminal gang in Awka.
“The alleged police sergeant has been identified and is already in custody for questioning”, he added.
DSP Toochukwu also affirmed that the command would do all within its power to ensure that members of the public are brought to the fore about the outcome of the investigation.
“The command assures that the outcome of investigations into the case will be made public and reiterates its commitment to being accountable to all personnel serving in the command,” he stated.
There has been a surge in cult-related killings in some parts of Awka, the state capital.