The Akwa Ibom State Police Command working on intelligence information, arrested 16 suspected cultists in the state. The Police Command narrated that on January 21, 2018, at about 1900hrs, got on a tip-off through a text message received on a suspect’s phone who was in custody under investigation which read: “Greetings sir, with due respect the trench town will sit out today @ Hero’s World Hotel, Itu road, by 7pm – Sheriff”.
The police indicated that on the receipt of the information, Operatives from the Command swung into action and cordon the premises of the said Hotel and arrested the following 16 suspects: Edidiong Asuquo John, male, 30 years; Udoh, Ndiponkeabasi, male, 24 years; Akpan, uduakobong Moses ‘m’ aged 20 years; Hillary Enobong Akpan ‘m’ aged 24 years; Sixtus Sylvanus Umanah ‘m’ aged 24 years; Vincent Sylvester Effiong ‘m’ aged 30 years; Itohowo Amos Ekpo ‘m’ aged 28 years; Christian Effiong Effiong ‘m’ aged 22 years; Frank Bassey Jacob ‘m’ aged 28 years; Daniel Victor Ukpong ‘m’ aged 32 years; Precious John Etuk ‘m’ aged 29 years; Victor Moses Okon ‘m’ aged 18 years; Ubong Anthony Basil ‘m’ aged 24 years; Amaraegbu Chimezie ‘m’ aged 23 years; Edidiong John Assan ‘m’ aged 29 years and Archibong Okon a.k.a “Kiwi” ‘m’ aged 35 years.
The Police narrated that they are natives of various villages and Local Government Areas of the State.
It was indicated that further investigation revealed that, two suspects detained in the cell received information on their phones, inviting them for the “KLAN KULUS KLUB” (K.K.K) meeting on 21st January, 2018 at Hero’s World Hotel and Bar, located along Ikpa Road by Itu Road, Uyo.
The 16 suspects arrested in connection to the case confessed being members of “KLAN KULUS KLUB” (K.K.K) and one locally made revolver pistol was recovered.