Bayelsa State Police command has arrested three suspected cult members who robbed and cut off the hand of a serving youths corps member in the state, on Tuesday.
The spokesman of the command, DSP Astimin Butswat, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Yenagoa that the arrest was made possible through a tip-off by some indigenes of the community. The victim’s name was given as Luntis Julius.
It was gathered that the incident occurred in a “Corpers’ Lodge” at Angalabiri Community, Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.
Butswat gave the names of the suspects as Mosan Youdougha (22), Godswill Vincent (21) and Prince Ikerewu (19) from Ofoni community of the state, who were arrested through the assistance of some youths from the village.
“At about 12 p.m. on Monday, the Police, with the help of youths of Angalabiri community, arrested two persons involved in the attack and robbery of some persons at the Corpers’ lodge in the area, while another one was arrested later,” he said.
The police have commenced further investigations to arrest the fourth suspect.