The arrested cultists were found with two human skulls, one of which belonged to a rival cult member.
According to one of the suspects, Chika Amadi, one of the skull found with them was severed from the body of one Ebubedike Wabali, who was killed during a gang war.
He claimed that Wabali was the leader of Degbam cult group in Isiokpo community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
According to Amadi, the deceased was killed when he accidentally pulled the trigger of a gun. He was beheaded after his death.
“We beheaded him in February during a cult war. We did not intend to kill him, but as he wanted to escape, I touched the trigger. I never knew that the gun was not on safety."
Police commissioner, Francis Odesanya has reaffirmed the dedication of his men in ensuring a crime free state.