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Police arrest cult leader who plotted to assassinate US army veteran in Anambra

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Police authorities in Anambra State have arrested an alleged cult leader, Mr. Peter Chijioke Okaa, aka Ikonso for plots and multiple attempts to secretly abduct and assassinate a United States army veteran, Bonaventure Ezekwenna in Anambra State in 2023.

Ikonso who is notoriously known for terrorizing and destabilizing communities in the State was taken into custody by Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) headquarters in Abuja.

NewsBand reliably gathered that he and some questionable police officers had allegedly plotted to secretly abduct and assassinate Mr. Bonaventure Ezekwenna, a business developer during his visit to Anambra in 2023.

Mr Peter Chijioke who also claimed to be a chief priest according to reports is a cult gangster and leader of a syndicate operating in Nnobi town and Amichi axis in Anambra State.

He allegedly owns several fetish shrines in Nnobi and surrounding towns.

His group according to sources allegedly kills and dismembers bodies of their victims for organ trafficking, among other heinous crimes.

Also, sources said Ikonso is well-known in police circles and has a lot of friends in the Nigeria Police Force who helps him to avoid full weights of the law.

He was arrested on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, and currently detained at Zone 13 Ukpo, Anambra State, Nigeria.

Police sources said he will be charged to court very soon.

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