No fewer than 22 suspects, including an alleged serial killer, have been arrested by the Akwa Ibom State Police in connection with the murder of Inspector Usang Egbe and other cult-related activities.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, said in a press release on Saturday in Uyo that the arrest was made between January 31 and February 2, adding that the command would not relent in its fight against criminals.
Inspector Usang was allegedly beheaded by over 10 hoodlums on Wednesday night in his house in Uyo.
Macdon revealed that other murder suspects like Barracks – an alleged serial murderer from Mbiaso village in Oruk Anam LGA, who masterminded the Inen clan cult war, have also been arrested.
The statement read in part, “On 30/01/24, at about 2330hrs, relying on credible intelligence, Anti- Cultism Unit of the Command arrested one Emem Ime Friday, alias Barracks, a serial murderer from Mbiaso village in Oruk Anam Local Government Area, who masterminded the Inen Clan cult war.
“Similarly, On 23/1/2023, one Happiness Isaiah Ekanem and three others from Ikono Local Government Area, who conspired and killed one Imo Isaiah Ekanem, aged 32 years, of the same address, by beating him to death and secretly buried the corpse, have been arrested and investigation ongoing”.