The Assistant Inspector General, AIG, of Police for Zone Six, Calabar, Jonathan Towuru, has confirmed the arrest of suspected members of Supreme Vikings confraternity (SVC).
He said a team led by ACP Emeka Onyekaba intercepted the cultists.
A statement signed by the zonal PRO, SP Nelson Okpabi, said, “The ACP Emeka Onyekaba led X-Squad on the 23rd of September, 2023, at about 1530hrs, while conducting stop and search along Etinan road Akwa Ibom State, intercepted one Peter God’swill Edet ‘m’ 23 years and one Ekemini David Umoh ‘m’ 25 years all of No. 7 Peter Uboh Street, Abak road Uyo, on a motorcycle with two locally made pistols and a live cartridge.”
Okpabi said the suspects, dressed in black, were returning from the burial of their member ‘Aro Holy’ in Nsit Ubiom in Akwa Ibom State, when they were apprehended.
According to the statement, the suspects, on interrogation, confirmed that they were members of Supreme Vikings confraternity (SVC).
The suspects were also reported as having confessed further that they were given pistols by one Samuel whose other names are unknown, so that they should take them to Ekom Imam junction in Uyo.
The statement added, “Discreet investigation into the case is ongoing and the suspects will be arraigned in court at the end of investigation.
“The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 6 Headquarters Calabar. AIG Jonathan Towuru, has urged the peace loving people of the Zone to give credible information to the Police to enable them rid of criminals from the society.”
Source: Daily post