Police Kill Suspected Ritualist On Christmas Eve

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DSP Asinim Butswat, the police correspondent in Bayelsa has announced that on Wednesday in response to a distress call policemen shot and wounded an alleged cultist, the cultist died in the hospital later.

The event happened at Obele Area of Ovom in Yenagoa.

“On Dec. 24 2017, at about 2100 hours, Policemen responded to a distress call of cult activities at Arieta lane, Yenagoa. The team of Policemen responded swiftly and on sighting the Police, the cultists opened fire on the team.

In the ensuing gun battle, a Thankgod James Indoni, aged 23, a suspected cultist, was shot, he was subsequently arrested and taken to Federal Medical Centre for treatment where he later died. Efforts have been intensified to arrest his cohorts and bring them to book,”

He stated the report of a policeman that was killed accidentally by a fellow policeman he debunked as false.

“Contrary to media reports that a Policeman mistakenly shot a colleague, the command wants to categorically state that the report was false and misleading.
the command has worked tirelessly to ensure crime-free Christmas festivities across the state. The command has intensified patrol and surveillance to provide a peaceful atmosphere for residents to enjoy the holidays.

The DSP continued “I urge the residents to continue with their lawful endeavours and support the police by providing timely and credible information on criminal activities. I also urge them to continue to enjoy the Christmas celebration and steer clear of every criminal activity,”

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