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Edo Police Command Smash Criminal Gangs, Arrest 146 suspects; Rescue 4 Kidnap Victims.

The Edo State Police Command said on  Tuesday that its operatives have rescued four kidnapped victims and arrested 146 suspects for various crimes in different parts of the state.

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Lawan Jimeta disclosed this in Benin, saying that the victims and suspects were arrested in the last five weeks.

CP Jimeta said those rescued included one Chike Uzoe, two Dangote Group drivers kidnapped along the Benin Bye-Pass and one other person.

He said the victims, who were rescued unhurt, had since been reunited with their families.

The CP disclosed that the command killed one robbery suspect and arrested 146 suspects within the period

Out of the 146 suspects, 20 were arrested for alleged kidnapping, while 69 suspects were caught for cultism, 42 of the suspects were caught for alleged robbery, one for alleged murder, two for alleged rape, six for alleged burglary and six for fraud.

CP Jimeta also disclosed that 18 vehicles were recovered by the command within the period under review, as well as 13 Arms, 33 ammunition, while 28 of the suspects had been charged to court.

He stressed that the command had decongested all police cells while those with bailable offences were given bail forthwith in line with the directive of the police high command.

He riterated the command’s commitment to continue to synergize with sister security agencies as well as other security outfits and the good people of the state.

Furthermore, the CP implored residents to be more vigilant and to report any clandestine activity in their domain for prompt response by the police and other security agencies.


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