In a renewed onslaught against the menace of cultism in Imo State, operatives of the state police command on April 14,2017, arrested over 16 suspected cultists in a bush in Ihiagwa in the Owerri West LGA. They are members of the Neo black movement of Africa confraternity. Suspects have been charged to court, accordingly.
Enwerem claimed that three live cartridges and expended SMG ammunition were recovered from the undergraduates. Enwerem listed the names of the suspects as, Oluwoke Herto (24), leader Of the Neo black movement Of Africa Onyegbule Chukwunenye (24), Chibueze Okpara (17), Uzoma Kingsley (25), Chisom Nwosu (23), Oscar Ojinaka (25), Ebuka Ejekeme, Uchenna Ehum, Christian Ejekeme, Lucky Anyanwu, Uche Okoro, Chinecherem Okeke, Michael Igbokwe, Chima Agugua, Victor Egbu and Nelson. The Police spokesperson stated that the new commissioner of police in the state, Chris Ezike, was committed to reducing cultism and criminal activities.