Police recover human wrist from suspected cultists in Enugu

Nigerian police

The police in Enugu have arrested two suspected cultists in Emene community, Enugu State, for allegedly chopping off the wrist of a man.

Enugu police spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Thursday said the suspects were arrested at 8.00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Mr Amaraizu said a human wrist, two axes and a black cap were recovered from the suspects.

The victim, whose left hand wrist was chopped off, was identified as Chijioke Chiaha.

It was, however, gathered that some groups of suspected cultists, on March 5 in the night at Eke Obinagu junction axis of Emene, had allegedly engaged in a fight over a yet-to-be established issue which resulted to some injuries.

The spokesman said two of the suspected cult members belonging to Junior Aieyes confraternity had been arrested.

He said that one of the suspects told the police that he got a call from someone (names withheld), believed to be a cult leader in charge of Eke Emene Branch for a certain peace talk with other cult members at Eke Obinagu Emene Junction.

“On his way to the place, he was nabbed by the security operatives of the command who had intervened promptly based on distress call received.

“The victim, who confessed he used to be a member of a cult group, said he waited to board a tricycle to his house when suddenly three persons on a motorcycle approached him from behind and chopped off his hand and drove away,’’ he alleged.

Amaraizu said the suspect in question identified his caller as one of those behind the chopping-off of his wrist.

He added that investigation had commenced into the incident.