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Edo Police arrest 2 suspects over Okomu Oil invasion

The Edo State Police Command has arrested two persons (Lucky Clark, 52, and Destiny Tibhor, 22,) who were allegedly involved in the theft of rubber lumps belonging to Okomu Oil Palm PLC in Ovia South West Area of Edo State. Parading the suspects in Gelegele, OviaNorthEastLGA, thePolicePublic Relation Officers of the Edo State Command, SP Bello Katongs said, the Edo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Philip Ogbadu, in an attempt to unravelthosebehindtheattackonrubber plantation belonging to Okomu Oil Palm Plc, where two workers were killed, lunched a manhunt for theperpetratorsandonFebruary15, 2022arrestedthesuspectsatOkomu Water Ways. “The Edo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Philip Ogbadu in an attempt to unravel those behind the attackonthefacilitiesandpersonnel of Okomu Oil Palm PLC launched a manhunt and on February 15, the marine police component under SP Courage Ogonmwan, while on patrol intercepted the suspects at Okomu Water Ways.’

“They were arrested with Cuplumps of rubber that was stolen from Okomu plantation. The two suspects during interrogation confessed their involvement. The police after the attack on the facilities of the company did not sit back to watch. “Further investigation will determine whether they were among those involved in the attack on Okomu Oil Palm plantation or otherwise,” he said. Speaking, one of the suspects, Destiny Tabhor, said he was hired by Lucky Clark to transport the lumps from Okomu Ijaw to Sapele before they were arrested. “I was seating at home when he (Lucky) came to call me to help him carry rubber from Okomu Ijaw to Sapele, so we were on the way when police arrested us and brought us here,” he said.

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