The Bayelsa state commissioner, Chris Olakpe yesterday accused some persons in Bayelsa state suspected to be secret cult leaders in the state of threatening his life over the on-going clamp down on members of various cult groups in the state.
According to the police Commissioner of police, the threat were made through mobile telephone calls warning him against the continued detention of their members in the custody of the state police Command in the state
The commissioner of police , while speaking during a familiarisation tour of police formations including the Mobile Police Force 30, said: “I was threatened some few days ago by certain faceless individuals suspected to be kingpins of cultists in the state, who said some of their staunch members are being held”.
The police boss said, “they threatened that if I don’t release the cultists, they would launch attacks on me and senior police officers, but I dared them to go ahead with their empty threats and be ready to face the damning consequences”.
Olakpe called on the rank and file of the Police Command in the State to double their efforts towards combating cultism and other forms of criminalities in the state, Olakpe added that “we have made several arrests of cultists and moreso, the enabling law to prosecute them had just been signed by the governor and we would wage war headlong against them in Bayelsa State.”