Police Recover Guns From A Professor

By Ikhili Monday EBALU, Benin City

The Edo State Police Command said that it has recovered a pump action and two double barrel guns from a professor of the Ambrose Ali University’s (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo state .

The State Police Commissioner, Haliru Gwandu, disclosed this to journalists while parading 59 suspects arrested for involving in various crimes in the state.

Gwandu who did not disclosed the name of the lecturer said they had intelligent report and went to search the lecture’s house and found the guns, saying that investigation into the matter is on-going.

He said the suspects were arrested within a period of two weeks for armed robbery, kidnapping and cultism among others.

Gwandu added that various arms and ammunitions were recovered from the suspects and that they would be charge to Court.

He called on the people of the state to desist from campaign of callony against the police, warning the police will carry out their duties within the ambit of the law.

Speaking with journalists one of the suspects, Gerald Abisoye 26 who was arrested for armed robbery and cultism, told journalists that he was arrested on the Benin-Agbor Road

” We were three on the road robbing motorists, when we saw police other jumped into the vehicle and escape but I was arrested as I could not escape with them. It was my cult members that put me in this. I want people to know that cultism is not good,”

He told journalists that he had earlier been to the prison for selling his father in-law’s house in Benin.

But Ibrahim Saleh 31 who was arrested for armed robbery told journalists he is not an armed robber and that he was walking on the road at Eyaen area of Benin when police arrested him, saying his is an armed robber.


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