A suspected cultist, Sunday Igwe, popularly known as ‘Kawawa’ has been murdered by suspected members of his cult group ‘Supreme Vickings’ Confraternity’ allegedly led by Ogbule Justice (aka Stone Cold) over
leadership tussle rocking the group.
But two members of the group have lost their lives after exchange of gunfire with the Police while four cult kingpins were also arrested in connection with sundry crimes when the police swooped on them on a tip off.
It was learnt that the deceased suspect (Sunday) who resided at Azugwu in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was killed at Umuoghara in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State when he was waylaid by aggrieved members of his group opposing his imposition as the new leader of the group by their outgone leader without seeking the consent of others.
Parading the suspects before newsmen on the recent Police breakthrough in Abakaliki yesterday, the command spokesperson, DSP Chris Anyanwu, who said the police was earlier worried over the growing crime rate in Abakaliki metropolis and its environs, said the intelligent department of the command was able to track the miscreants.
DSP Anyanwu further explained that Sunday was murdered while returning from Ezza North LGA where he went to get charm in order to protect himself against his opponents.
“A gang of four young men alleged to be members of Supreme Vickings Confraternity, SVC, killed one Sunday Igwe. The reason is that they were having tussle over leadership of that Vickings confraternity.
“We were meant to understand that the person that handed over to ‘Kawawa’ that is; Sunday Igwe did so without consulting other members of the gang because of that there has been rivalry within them because they have been having factions.
“For this reason, they have been trailing ‘Kawawa’ and eventually got wind of his whereabouts that he went to a native doctor at Ezza North where he went to collect charm for powers and they waylaid him.
“He went with two other colleagues of his in red Golf car, they waylaid them and pursued ‘Kawawa’ until they get to a place where the road is muddy near the quarry side. They attacked him there and they caught ‘Kawawa’ and used matchet to cut him to death because they do not kill their members with gun but with cutlass, that is how they killed ‘Kawawa’, the Police spokesman narrated.
DSP Anyanwu also disclosed the cult kingpin, Ogbule Justice popularly known as Stone Cold who killed Sunday Igwe was among the three other members of the cult group who were arrested through intelligence and well-coordinated operation at Nkaliki in Timaya Bush Bar.
“The trio was rounded up while conducting initiation of newly conscripted members at Timaya Bush Bar Nkaliki. On sighting the police, they opened fire and scampered for safety.
“After a hot chase, the trio was arrested while a few others escaped. Among the three arrested, Abuchi Mbuta Joshua sustained bullet injuries and later gave up the ghost while being taken to hospital”
The Police also gun down one Obinna Ukpai during exchange of fire when he was intercepted among other armed robbers who went on a robbery operation at No .2 Ebe street in Abakaliki. Others were said to have escaped after they engaged the police in exchange of fire.
Other suspects paraded by the police in connection with the crime are Eze Victor, Chisom Edozie, Jimoh Abu and Ejezie Chimezie. They have been arraigned in court for murder and unlawful possession of firearms.
One English double-barreled gun, one locally fabricated six rounds revolver pistol, one locally made double barreled pistol, seven live cartridges, two live 9MM ammunition and three expended 9MM ammunitions shell were among items recovered from the suspects.
Others are one red flag with inscription “BE THE REDS”, one other blood-soaked red cloth said to be used by newly initiated members to make their thumb prints with their blood.


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