Chukwuemeka Emenike, a cultist, was beheaded yesterday following a cult clash that claimed lives of six others in two communities Rumuekini, Obio/Akpor council, and Omerelu community in Ikwerre council of Rivers State.
Vanguard reports that the alleged cultists on Sunday dumped Emenike’s remains in a drainage near Rumuekini community while his decapitated head was shown on the East-West Road area of Rumuosi.
Other people who lost their lives in the fracas are Victor Okechukwu Enyindah; Bobo, popularly called Banigo; Amadi alias Too much Money; Timothy and one other, simply identified as Scatter.
DPS Nnamdi Omoni, the state’s police spokesman who confirmed the incident said “it is cult related.
“The victim is a notorious cultist in the state by name Chukwuemeka Emenike.
“He is one of the leaders of Deygbam in the state. His body is in the mortuary for autopsy.
“Police are investigating to unravel the culprits and get them arrested.
“I have sketchy information on the Omerelu cult war, but I don’t think the casualty is up to that figure.”
Azubuike Wanjoku, President General of the Ikwerre Youth Movement, IYM, condemned the resurgence of killings in the state.
Wanjoku, who represents Ikwerre at state’s House of Assembly also called for peace among Ikwerre indigenes.
Source: Vanguard News