61 persons made up of men and women were on Tuesday paraded at the Delta State police headquarters for cultism.
According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Lucky Uyabeme, “32 male and 10 female suspected hoodlums were arrested on July 5, 2013 by detectives from the State CID Asaba when they raided a criminal hideout at Spotlight Club along Asaba/Agbor expressway, Asaba following a tip-off.
“Also, two days after, following a tip-off SARS operatives at Asaba stormed Dester Hotel, Nnebisi Road and other locations in the state capital and arrested nine female and 20 male cultists who are alleged to be members of Neo Black Movement of Africa a.k.a Black Axe who gathered to celebrate their anniversary,” he said.
Some of the arrested persons who said they were innocent protested during the parade, saying they were picked up while having fun in the club.
The PPRO reiterated the commitment of the police to bring down the rate of cultism in Delta which is increasing at an alarming rate.