Three suspected cult members have been arrested in Yenegwe, in the Yenagoa area of Bayelsa state.
Godstime Atiburuzi, 21; Righteous Bonnafor, 20, and Godgift Ebi, 18– said to be ringleaders of the Bobos cult; were reportedly apprehended by detectives attached to the Igbogene Police Division.
Atiburuzi, in an attempt to escape, shot the police inspector who led the team in the hand.
The inspector was said to have survived the attack and was admitted to an undisclosed hospital where he received treatment.
A source said the suspects had been on the police wanted list for a long time, adding that while Atiburuzi was arrested on Monday, Bonafor and Ebi were apprehended on Tuesday.
In a renewed effort to clamp down on suspected cult members in the state, the Police has intensified operations on ringleaders of cult groups.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat said investigation is ongoing; adding that the suspects would soon be charged to court.
Source: Punch Metro