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Edo Police Arrest 21 Criminal Suspects In 2 Weeks

Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting

The Edo State Police command says it has arrested 21criminal suspects within two weeks in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Funsho Adegboye, disclosed this while parading the suspects before Journalists at the state command in Benin City.

He described the successes recorded by operatives of the different units of the command in the last two weeks as “a season of harvest of criminals.”

He said that the 21 suspects were arrested at different parts of the state for various crimes.

They were arrested for armed robbery, unlawful possession of fire arms, murder, cultism, illicit drugs, economic sabotage and pipeline vandalism.

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

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 street value.

Meanwhile, CP Funsho 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 governorship electioneering campaign in the state.

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

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

“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, just as he appealed to all stakeholders to continue to give useful information to enable the police fight crimes and criminality in the state.

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