Anambra: Police arrest 18-year-old robber, recover charms, 27 rifles


Anambra state police command Wednesday said it arrested 18-year-old suspected cultist/armed robber, Mr Anichede Akachukwu.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, a Superintendent of Police (SP), who  stated this, explained that Akachukwu was arrested on May 17 because he was “a notorious and most wanted cultist and armed robber in Uruagu village, Oba, Idemili South LGA.

“The suspect, Anichede Akachukwu, aged 18 alias Star B is a confessed leader of Vikings Secret Cult confraternity and armed gang terrorising Ogbaru LGA and Asaba in Delta state. His arrest is following a tip-off of intelligence gathered as he was receiving treatment in their den from a bullet-wound sustained in their encounter with police operatives in Asaba. 

“The suspects have provided police with information on their mode of operations and names of other gang members which is already aiding the ongoing investigation.

“Also, police on 20/05/2024 in Okija, Ihiala recovered a white Porsche Cayenne Jeep with Reg Nos: AGL 60 HJ Lagos suspected to be operational vehicle of the successions operating in Ihiala. 

“During a search of the vehicle, the operatives found a bag and discovered 27 pieces of live 7.62m ammunition, 3 live cartridges, one torchlight, charms, and other incriminating items,” he stated.