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4 arrested over cultism, robbery in Edo

The operatives of the Edo state police command have arrested four suspects allegedly involved in cultism and armed robbery in the state. The suspects Collins…

The operatives of the Edo state police command have arrested four suspects allegedly involved in cultism and armed robbery in the state.

The suspects Collins Edo Yusuf (27), Enoma Edebiri Enabulele (22), Agho Ehije (35) and Marauf Lasisi (48) were arrested by the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Unit of the command in Okhoro area of Benin City.

The state Police Commissioner, Funsho Adeboye, said the suspects were arrested during township patrol along

The new Benin-Lagos road by Okhoro Junction, Benin City.

He said the operatives, while on township patrol, intercepted two tricycles with many suspects, adding that four of the suspects were arrested while two other suspects escaped on sighting the police.

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He said during a search on the suspects’ residences, two pump-action guns, one locally made cut-to-size pistol, three rounds of live cartridges and charms were recovered.

Adegboye said the suspects made statements and confessed to being members of secret cult and armed robbery gang terrorizing Benin City and environs, adding that efforts are underway to arrest the fleeing suspects. 

He said one of the suspects killed a barber last years and still came back to the community but nobody reported to the police 

One of the suspects. Collins Edo Yusuf, denied being an armed robber, saying he is not the owner of the gun found in his possession.

 

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