Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Imo State have arrested an alleged notorious cultist and killer , Chijioke Ogbonna, also known as Ogbotiti .
Ogbotiti , while being paraded by the police last Saturday , told newsmen that he had killed three persons since he was initiated into the Black Axe confraternity in 2014.
The 23 -year-old undergraduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, said his resolve to seek revenge led him into killing three persons, one of whom was a member of a rival cult group.
Ogbotiti , who is an indigene of Umuejije , Isialangwa South Local Government Area of Abia State, explained that his main weapon was a locally -made gun.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Imo State, Andrew Enwerem , described the suspect as a deadly cultist and armed robber , adding that Ogbotiti was nabbed by F -SARS operatives on August 19 at Ama -Hausa in the Owerri Municipal area of the state capital .
Enwerem said the police had been on the trail of the suspect since 2014 for his alleged roles in other criminal activities.
The police spokesman said, “ The suspect , a strong member of Black Axe, confessed to the crimes. He mentioned their gang members , nicknamed as Efizy, Ikalika , Shinshi, Bulldog, Baggy , Sky , now in Owerri Prison and X-money killed in an operation .
“ He also confessed that they were the gang that killed one Michael , a student of Nekede Polytechnic, in 2015. In the same year, they killed one Mgbele on Douglas Road in Owerri and one Ifeanyi , a student of Nekede Polytechnic, in 2015 .
“ He confessed that they had killed so many people and had been on the run when he learnt he was being hunted by F -SARS operatives . Also, last year in Owerri , upon information that he was being trailed by the police , he jumped down from a two -storey building while receiving treatment in a private hospital for multiples bullets injuries .”