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Police Parade 21 Criminal Suspects In Edo

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, unlawful possession of illicit narcotics, and inciting communal conflict.

New Telegraph gathered that Funsho Adegboye, State Commissioner of Police, paraded the suspects on Tuesday in Benin City, saying they were apprehended within the last two weeks.

Adegboye disclosed that the accused were apprehended based on credible information gathered by command operatives around the state.

The Police Commissioner, who described the arrest as a “harvest of criminals,” stated that the feat was made possible by locals’ cooperation in providing credible and actionable information to command operatives.

While urging citizens to cooperate, he assured them that the command would do all necessary to make the state more secure and habitable.

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He did, however, advise parents to warn their children, particularly university students, against being manipulated by unscrupulous politicians.

“We want to implore members of the public to please warn their wards, 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.

The suspects paraded by the command comprised Ovie Samuel, 46, Stanley Itota, 45, Felix Oputi, 46, Kadiri Hassan, 45, and Alex Akaeze, who were detained for possessing 1,080 kg of ICE (hard drugs) valued at N20 million.

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