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NSCDC nabs 2 men over cultism, others in Imo

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested two suspected cultists involved in ‘once chance’ in Imo.

The NSCDC commandant in Imo, Mr Matthew Ovye, revealed this while parading the suspects in Owerri on Wednesday.

According to him, the Command’s Rapid Response Squad arrested the suspects along Okigwe road, Owerri, while they were attempting to forcefully dispossess a second year student of the Imo State University of her belongings.

Ovye said the suspects used charms on their unsuspecting victim and carted away her belongings before the intervention of his men.

“They are locally called ‘One Chance People’. They usually use mini buses to disguise themselves as commercial commuters to carry out their nefarious activities using charms which we also recovered from them.

“We’re currently investigating them and we will prosecute them in due course because they are sabotaging the efforts of the government and contributing to insecurity,” he said.

He urged Imo people to be cautious when boarding buses and report suspected persons to the appropriate authorities, assuring the general public that the NSCDC was synergising with other security agencies, through intelligence sharing, to nip the ugly trend in the bud.

The 20-year-old victim, simply identified as Neme, who narrated her ordeal, said she was on her way to school at about 8.00 a.m. on Monday when a minibus stopped in front of her and two men alighted from it.

“They asked me to remove my bangle claiming it is a symbol of their cult group and to buy them something to appease them but I made a call and they immediately fled,” she said.

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