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Ebonyi APC Chieftain, 19 Others Paraded For Cultism

The police in Enugu State , on Monday , paraded the Financial Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi State , Mr Okenwa Uka, and 19 others for allegedly belonging to the Norsemen Vikings Confraternity .

Also paraded were nine other suspects , who were arrested in various parts of Enugu State for various crimes ranging from armed robbery , kidnapping , murder and cultism .

Parading the suspects in Enugu , the state Commissioner of Police , Mr Ahmad Abdulrahman , said the 20 suspected cultists were arrested at a hotel in GRA, Enugu , where they were holding a meeting on September 7 , 2019 , following intelligence information .

Abdulrahman stated that members of the Vikings Confraternity went in disguise to the Corporate Affairs Commission and registered the De Norsemen Kclub Inc . as a “ simple organisation . ”

The commissioner said a banner with the symbol / logo of the Norsemen , which is the same as that of Vikings Confraternity ‘ Arrow Mate ’ and envelopes containing documents and paper presented by one Henry Oputa , were recovered from the group.

Abdulrahman also paraded one Tochukwu Ugwu and Prince Samuel Nnamani , leaders of the Vikings and Aiye Confraternity in Nsukka .

Tochukwu, who hails from Orba , the state governor’ s home town in the Udenu Local Government Area , confessed to belonging to a cult .

The suspect , who was wearing army lifejacket , told journalists that he was working with a soldier based in Kano, who is now at large , adding that he supplied him the lifejacket and arms to protect himself .

He said the soldier was a member of the Vikings Confraternity and he gave him a bulletproof vest and gun to keep for him .

On his part , Nnamani , who hails from Agbani in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state , confessed to being a leader of the Aye confraternity .

However , members of the De Norsemen Kclub , led by the South- East Zonal Coordinator , Uka, protested that they were not cultists, but members of an organisation that was duly registered and had been operating all over the country and beyond .
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