Twenty-four people were arrested around 4:30am on May 28, 2022, during an alleged secret cult meeting in a forest at Eke in Udi LGA of Enugu State.
On Wednesday, 1 June 2022, the state police public relations officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, stated this in a press release.
He said, ”they were arrested by the command’s Anti-Cultism Squad, adding that two locally made pistols, seven black berets, and a white-colored ten liters gallon containing liquid substances suspected to be a mixture of palm wine and Indian hemp used for the initiation were recovered from them”.
“Ongoing investigations reveal that the suspects are made up of fourteen newly initiated and ten old members of Apache Tigers (“Two-Two”), which is also known as Black Beret (“BB”) Confraternity,” he added
The defendants according to top him are;
Eze Lucky Chinemerem, 27; Igwe Chidimma Jonathan, 22; Ugwu Chiemerie, 22; Agubata Chidera, 22; Abraham Onumah, 28; Abdulraham Suleiman, 21; Chizoba Atu, 23; Sunday Victor, 23; Eneh Chidera, 28; Asadu Ejike Stephen, 25; Eze Chibuzor Emmanuel, 22; Ebuo Tochukwu Victor, 27; Ogbodo Mohammed, 32, and Gabriel Ebubechukwu, 23.
Others are Offia Emeka Emmanuel, 26; Ajoku Leo Chiemeka, 28; Onyekwelu Ugochukwu, 32; Chibuoke Chukwuemeka, 40; Chineke Chibueze, 26; Ugwu Chibuike, 35; Aneke Chidubem, 30; Ozougwu Henry, 29; Aneke Ugochukwu, 31, and Nwali Ikechukwu, 25.
‘they all confessed to being members of the secret cult’, Ndukwe said.