The Police Command in Delta says it has arrested a suspected financier of a cult group, “Aro Bagger”, in Sapele Town.

Its Spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, told newsmen on Wednesday in Warri that the suspect was nabbed by a combined team of the Police, Department of State Service (DSS) and Operation Delta Hawk.

Edafe said that the suspect was apprehended by the team on Monday in an undisclosed hotel following an intelligence report.

“Sequel to the cult clashes in Sapele, Oghara and some other parts of the state, the Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, Mr Ari Ali, deployed tactical teams to Sapele to restore sanity in the affected areas.

“Consequently, on Jan. 23, 2023, acting on credible intelligence on an alleged sponsor of “Aro bagger” cult group and also an active member of the group, a combined team of the Command Special Anti-Cult Unit (SACU), operatives of the DSS and men of Operation Delta Hawk, stormed a hotel.

“There, one Joseph Ologbo, a renowned suspected financer and active member of Aro Bagger cult group, was arrested,” he said.

Edafe said that a search was conducted on the suspect’s tinted Toyota Tundra Van where one unlicenced pump action gun, two live cartridges, one expended cartridge and an “Aro Bagger” cult regalia were recovered.

The spokesman also said that the suspect had made useful statement.

He said that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation in the matter was concluded