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#EndSARS: Police re-arrest 18 prison escapees, robbery suspects

The Edo State police command has re-arrested 18 inmates who escaped from the two medium correctional centres in Benin in the jail breaks during the…

The Edo State police command has re-arrested 18 inmates who escaped from the two medium correctional centres in Benin in the jail breaks during the #EndSARS protest in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumon, who disclosed this yesterday in Benin, said the police also arrested 30 other suspects over armed robbery and cultism.

“We are not folding our arms and watching hoodlums have a field day. Our main concern now is geared towards re-arresting the escapees and recovering the looted and other illicit arms and ammunition in circulation,” he said.

He said aside the 18 re-arrested escapee inmates, the police also arrested 14 suspects over armed robbery while 16 other suspects were arrested for cultism.

He said among the robbery suspects was one Sunday Ezekiel, who was arrested for allegedly robbing one Blessing Ebodaghe Ovbokhan of the sum of N400,000 at her POS stand, along Lucky Way, Benin City.

Kokumon assured that the police would not rest on their oars until all the arms and ammunition carted away by hoodlums were recovered as well as re-arrested all escapee inmates.

Items recovered from the suspects included two AK47 rifles, four locally made guns, 21 live cartridges and one vehicle.