I’ve Killed 38 Persons—Suspected Cultist Tells Police

BENIN CITY-Operatives of Edo State Police Command have apprehended a suspected serial killer cultist who allegedly  confessed to have ‘fell’ 38 members of other rival cult groups in the state.
Police said the suspect Mr Frank Ikhuebor, 37, was on a mission to kill his 39th victim one Mr John Osasumwen Evbomwan with two cut-to-size single barrel guns concealed in his trousers, when he was arrested on April 23, 2019.
Interrogation and a search at his residence police added led to recovery of one cut-to-size double barrel gun.
The spokesman, Edo Police Command DSP Chidi Nwabuzor disclosed this to journalists in a statement issued in Benin City, yesterday.
“The Command on 23/4/2019 arrested one Mr Frank Ikhuebor, a cultist and serial killer who was on a mission to kill one Mr John Osasumwen Evbomwan.
“……..Thereafter he was taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) where he made statement and confessed to have killed thirty-eight (38) people”. It stated.
Speaking with our reporter at the police command headquarters in Benin the suspect Mr Frank Ikhuebor said he was formerly a butcher in Leo Black Movement of Africa otherwise known as Black Axe as he had renounced his membership four years ago.
He said he was the vice chairman of vigilante group in Asoro area as he just went out to commence protection of the area when he was nabbed.
“I was a butcher in Black Axe, I have renounced four years ago. I swore to affidavit in court, it was even published in newspaper.
“I am now into barbing and selling of CD plates. I have a big shop. I am planning to marry soon”. Mr Frank Ikhuebor stated.
The chairman of vigilante group in Asoro was quoted to have denied him as his member.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Edo CP DanMallam Mohammed has vowed to take the battle to the doorstep of unrepentant cultists and criminals in the state.
He assured law-abiding residents of adequate security of lives and property as the ongoing renewed synergy between the police, military, DSS and other sister security agencies would flush out criminal elements from the state.

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