Police parade suspected arms manufacturer, kidnappers in Edo

Police parade suspected arms manufacturer, kidnappers in Edo

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A three-man suspected local arms manufacturer led by a Sexagenarian and 68 other criminals have been paraded by police authorities in Edo State.

L-R: MR BENARD DOGO (MIDDLE), JOSEPH OTUYA (LEFT) AND MR. ISAH (RIGHT) BEING PARADED AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN BENIN ON FRIDAY

26 suspected cultists, 17 armed robbers, 11 kidnappers, murderers six, rapists were among those paraded by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Phillip Ogbadu.

Addressing newsmen before the parade, Mr. Ogbadu at the police headquarters on Friday in Benin City where he confirmed the rescue of 13 kidnapped victims.

He revealed that the arrests were made since he was deployed to the State three Weeks ago, adding that no police personnel was killed in the fatal operations that claimed the lives of Eight persons in different parts of the State.

Speaking on his alleged involvement in the crime, 68-year-old gunsmith, Mr. Bernard Dogo told newsmen that he was arrested by police after he manufactured a gun for one Mr. Isah for hunting, unknown to him that the latter had a sinister motive to use the gun for robbery.

He said trouble started when a traditional ruler, summoned him to his palace in n Ekperi village, Etsako Central where learned that Isah had used the gun which he bought from him for debt recovery.

The incident led to his arrest Isah and 28-year-old Mr. Joseph Otuya who allegedly threatened yet-to-be identified debtor with the gun.

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Meanwhile the State Commissioner of police, Mr. Phillip Ogbadu has sent his recommendations on the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Cell break which led to the escape of over 10 suspected criminals on January 1, 2021, for further action at the Benin Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG, Benin Zone in Benin.

The Commissioner of police did not disclose if the personnel linked to the escapees have been dismissed or demoted.

Ogbadu said this at the briefing, sued for the partnership with sister security agencies and residents of the State in crime fighting.

Our Correspondent recalls that a former, Mr. Johnson Kokumo had said disciplinary actions have been taken against some police personnel.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION RECOVERED FROM THE SUSPECTED CRIMINALS DISPLAYED DURING THE PARADE ON FRIDAY

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