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Edo Police Parade 21 Criminal Suspects



Edo Police Parade 21 Criminal Suspects

The suspects were arrested within a period of two weeks and all this was done to make Edo safe

Benin, Edo State– The Edo State Police Command has paraded 21 suspects arrested for armed robbery, cultism, attempted murder, unlawful possession of guns, conspiracy, pipeline destruction, housebreaking, stealing, illegal possession of illicit narcotics, and inciting communal conflict.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Funsho Adegboye, who paraded the suspects at the command headquarters on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, said that the suspects were apprehended within the last two weeks.

“This has been a season of harvest of criminals. The suspects were arrested within a period of two weeks and all this was done to make Edo safe for the citizens to carry out businesses in the state,” the CP said.

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Among the suspects were Ovie Samuel (46), Stanley Itota (45), Felix Oputi (46), Kadiri Hassan (45) and Alex Akaeze, who were arrested for being in possession of 1,080 kilograms of ICE (hard drug), worth N20 million in street value.

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Meanwhile, CP Adegboye has advised parents to warn their children, especially university students, to avoid being used by unscrupulous politicians

He gave the warning ahead of the commencement of the governorship electioneering campaign.

“We want to implore members of the public to please warn their wards, especially young people, especially university students,” he said.

“Our youths should be discouraged, they should not be used as tools in the hands of some unscrupulous politicians.

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“Like I advised the executive members of the Students’ Union of the University of Benin, the people that are making use of them, their own children are not around, so why would they want to get involved,” he said.

Adegboye, who commended the people of the state for supporting the police, appealed to all stakeholders to continue to give useful information to enable the police to fight crimes and criminality in the state.

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