The Edo state police has arrested a man alleged to be a cultist and serial killer of 38 persons.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Police Command spokesperson, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor on Monday, April 29, 2018.

According to him, the suspect was arrested last Tuesday following the receipt of credible intelligence, adding that the 37 year old suspect was on a mission to kill a victim before his arrest.

He further explained that the suspect was thereafter taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further interrogation where he made useful statements and confessed to the killing of 38 persons.

Nwabuzor said that on his arrest, the suspect was immediately searched during which two guns were found on him and a further search at his residence, where a double barrel gun was also recovered.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed DanMallam, confirms the report and had directed further investigation into the case.

The spokesperson appealed to people of the state to go about their normal businesses.

According to Nwabuzor, the commissioner warned that under his watch, the command is ready to flush out criminals or bring them to justice through due process.

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