From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Police anti cultism officers attached to kokori Police Division, Delta State in early hours of Monday allegedly killed a suspected cultist in failed disarm attempt.
The suspect identified as Enakerakpo Zion, was alleged to have been killed by the police officers in his failed disarm attempt on the police officers.
It was gathered that the suspect had last weekend allegedly robbed one Akpojioto Juius, a bakery owner in Kokori town at gunpoint and made away with an unspecified amount of money before the early nemesis caught up with him.
But the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Onome Onovuwakpoyeya who confirmed the incident, and the subsequent killing of the suspect, said the suspect had been involved in many attacks on unsuspecting residents, adding that the police were investigating his fleeing gang members with a view to ensuring that they are arrested.
DSP Onovuwakpoyeya said that the suspect had attempted to disarm the police officers, led by one Goodwin Idiriki, the divisional crime officer when his attempt failed during a shootouts in his hideouts, adding that the police responded swiftly and was gun down in the process.
She said, “the police recovered from the suspect cut to size gun and charms including battle axes and handsets, there has been cult crisis in Kokori town, but the police have been able to restore peaceful coexistence in the area.”