The police in Asaba, Delta State have arrested a 21-year-old lady during an initiation rite of a cult group.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, said on Tuesday that the lady, Chioma Akuchi, and one Francis Vincent with nine other people, were arrested at Umuadike Quarter, off Asaba-Ibusa Road, by a police patrol team.
Kalu said, “Weapons recovered from the suspects include one cut-to-size locally-made pistol, one live cartridge and one battle axe.
The PPRO said the suspects were being investigated and would be charged to court if indicted.
In a related development, the police spokesman said three people had been arrested for robbery.
She said, “On Sunday, one Achaja Stanley, a student of Niger Delta Oil and Gas Technical Skills Acquisition Centre, reported at Otu-Jeremi Police Station that one Samuel Agoko, Samuel Peter and Lawrence Adjoma shot him on his chest and robbed him of N20, 000.
“The police arrested the three suspects and have confessed to the crime.
“The victim is responding to treatment.”