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Two cultists arrested for killing student over iPhone in Bayelsa

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Suspected cultists arrestted for alleged theft and murder

Akin Olayemi

The Bayelsa State Government has confirmed the arrest of two suspected cult members said to have killed Miss Seiyefa Fred during a robbery incident in Yenagoa on November 8, 2018.

According to the Special Adviser to the Governor of Bayelsa State on Security, Mr. Boss Spero-Jack, the two suspects were linked to the murder of Seiyefa, a 100 level student of Mathematics at the Niger Delta University but were apprehended by the Bayelsa State Vigilance Service on Friday.

He said the two suspects, Junior Danumunabo, aged 20, from Nembe Local Government Area of the state and one Ezeago, were picked up at Amarata area at about 5am on Friday following investigation into the crime.

He said that the preliminary findings indicated that Ezeago was the leader of the gang, who gave the gun with which Seiyefa was killed, to Danumunabo.

He said that the suspects had been handed over to the Nigerian Police for further interrogation.

The governor’s aide on security added that efforts were being intensified to ensure the arrest of all those involved in the murder of the NDU student.

He assured the residents of the state that the government was committed to protecting their lives and properties.

Spero-Jack said the state government would ensure that those who killed her and their counterparts, who constitute threat to the lives of innocent Bayelsans, are made to face the wrath of the law.

He said that government would continue to give priority to security as a major factor for development and stability in the state.

He urged the citizens to be calm as the security agencies continue with the investigation.

Also, the spokesperson of the state police command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the arrest of the suspects and the recovery of a locally made pistol.

He said the arrest was made possible with the assistance of the vigilance group.


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