The Rivers State Police Command has officially stated that it has no knowledge of any levy imposed by suspected cultists within the Ahoada West Local Government Area of the state.
The statement comes in response to alarming reports from a local stakeholder in Ahoada West, who disclosed that suspected cult members were allegedly demanding a significant N10 million security levy from communities in the area.
Grace Iringe-Koko, the spokesperson for the state command, emphasized the need for concerned stakeholders within the affected communities to formally report this matter to the police.
This step, she emphasized, would facilitate a thorough investigation and appropriate action regarding the alleged security levy
She said, “For now the Command is not aware of any levy on any community in Ahoada or any other community in Rivers State. If there is such a situation we expect the people or stakeholders in the area to make an official report in the Ahoada Division.
“They can even come to the command headquarters to come and report the situation because if they don’t report how will the police know what they claim is happening?"
She, however, assured that the command is working round the clock to rid communities in Rivers of criminal elements and ensure that suspected criminals are apprehended.