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Police parade robbers, 30 cultists in Edo

The Edo State Police Command has Paraded 4 Level of Sale (POS) armed theft syndicates alongside 30 different suspected cultists and different theft offences.

Briefing newsmen in the course of the parade, Edo State Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, mentioned the Command personnel, along side native vigilantes additionally made arrest of 5 different suspects, including that assorted laptops, 5 assorted handsets and one G-Tab have been recovered from them.

He added that three escapees, who escaped from Oko Correctional Centre and Benin Medium Centre in the course of the EndSARS protest have been re-arrested by the Command for but committing different crimes.

Kokumo, whereas stating that the police is not going to relaxation in liberating the state from criminality, added that the Command efficiently arrested seven suspected cultists who have been allegedly partaking in disturbance of public peace and vandalism.

Whereas warning these planning incursion to steer clear from the state, the CP famous that the Command is absolutely ready to wage conflict towards criminality.

“As we strategy the yuletide season, the Police is not going to relaxation on its oars till all of the arms and ammunition carted away by the hoodlums, aftermath of Finish SARS protest are recovered and escapees from Benin and Oko Custodial Centres rearrested.

“The legal parts resident within the Edo State is not going to know peace whereas these planning incursion from contiguous states are warned to steer clear because the Police Command is absolutely ready to wage conflict towards them,’ he added.

One of many POS theft suspects, Ogbaide Pius, 20, confessed to the crime, saying “we specialize in robbing POS operators.”

He disclosed {that a} younger man who he mentioned has traveled to Ghana bought them a gun which they utilized in robbing POS operators in Benin, however luck ran out of them after they have been about to share proceeds amongst themselves in a lodge the place they have been rounded off by the Police.

“We go to Ekewan street to rob POS operators and thereafter we went to an lodge to share the cash, that was the place the police got here to arrest us. We go from one POS level to a different to rob folks with weapons,” he confessed.

One other suspect, Effiong Friday, 21, confessed that he and different three individuals went to rob at Higher Sokponba they usually have been arrested by native vigilantes after killing the younger man that led them to the place.

He mentioned he used an AK-47 riffle he stole at Oba market police station in the course of the EndSARS protest to rob and was arrested alongside different three individuals.