The Edo State Police Command on Thursday paraded a 47-year-old suspect, Ukeh Omorogie, and 49 others for allegedly being in possession of AK 47 magazine and 53-live ammunition.
The Command also paraded two Beniniose (native of Benin Republic) who
were allegedly aided by a resident of Benin, Friday Lucky in armed
robbery and burgling of homes. They were reportedly arrested by the
police while traveling back to Lagos enrout Benin on the ground that the state was not safe for their activities.
Addressing newsmen as per what led to the arrest of other suspects
including cultists, murderers, kidnappers and armed robbers, Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Phillip Ogbadu said the
command is in close mark with criminals with a view to making sure that the
state is free of crime.
“We are giving close mark to crime particularly cultism as possible as
we can. One thing we should know that killings in the name of cultism
does not solve our problem. It is when we live together that we live
in peace and as one,” he said.
He urged residents of the state to cooperate with the police by giving
out necessary information related to crime so as to enable the police
take up such case and nip it on the bud.
Speaking on the 26 victim of human trafficking that were rescued, CP Ogbadu
said they are women with children that need medical attention hence
they cannot be detained, just as he stressed that the police is in
search of the perpetrator of the act who he said is at large.