By Vincent Ujumadu.
Awka- ANAMBRA State Commissioner of Authorities, Mr. John Abang rejected that the leader of the Eke Awka Market, Chief Emeka Agunmadu apprehended recently together with 3 others over claims of sponsoring cultism in the state, was launched from detention under pressure from the state federal government.
Adamu Mohammed, Authorities.
Dealing with press reporters throughout the parade of some believed armed burglars and cultists at the cops head office in Awka, Abang stated the offense they were implicated of was such that bail might be given, including that having actually given them bail, examination into the case was continuing.
The CP stated: “In order to stem the tide of current cults attacks in Awka and following intelligence report, the Command “Puff-Adder” operatives led by me released a manhunt of the hooligans in Awka and apprehended 4 believed sponsors/members of Black Axe and Vikings confraternities who were supposedly behind the attacks.
” The Command is examining the accusations and will bring wrongdoers to justice when a prima facie case is developed versus them”.
The embattled market leader has actually nevertheless rejected subscription of any cult group which he does not fund cult activities as declared.
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According to Agummadu, the claims was incorrect and unproven, including that it was targeted at staining his image and prompted the Nigeria Authorities to completely examine the claims.
” I condemn cultism in its whole and I get in touch with those who enjoy cultism to knock it and take part in a genuine methods of income in order to work to themselves and the society,” he stated.
He, nevertheless, stated the claims would not hinder him from helping individuals, including that as a benefactor, he would continue to boost the living condition of individuals in Awka and would continue to add to the advancement of the town.