Edo Police parade 2 teenagers, others for armed robbery, cultism

Edo Police parade 2 teenagers, others for armed robbery, cultism

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 1:58 pm


The 4-man gang

The 4-man gang

Jethro Ibileke/Benin
Edo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Haliru Gwandu, has admonished parents to always monitor activities and movements of their children with a view to preventing them from engaging in crime.

Gwandu gave the admonition while parading two teenagers who were arrested for alleged armed robbery and secret cult activities by operatives of the Command.

The teenagers, Osayame Osamede and Junior Godbless (both 15 years), were arrested alongside two others for alleged armed robbery.

It was gathered that three members of the gang, including one of the teenagers, were arrested during their robbery operation

Osamede, the other teenager, a JSS 3 student of Army Day Secondary School, in Benin, was however picked up at his father’s house by police operatives, following confession by other members of the gang that he and his elder brother who is now at large, procured the locally cut-to-size gun with which they robbed their victims during the yuletide period and dispossessed them of their valuables, including mobile phones.

On his part, Junior Godbless, who confessed to his involvement in the crime, told our correspondent that he was arrested with two other members during his second robbery operation.

Other members of the gang also confessed to their illicit business.

The four-man robbery gang, was among the 85 suspects, ranging from kidnappers, armed robbers, murderers, cultists and impersonation, paraded at the Command headquarters in Benin, by Mr. Gwandu.

The CP who urged parents to always monitor activities of their children, reiterated the readiness of his operatives to make the State safe for its inhabitants.

He noted that the yuletide period was devoid of criminal incidents because the police fought crime to standstill.

Gwandu said that all suspects will be charged to relevant courts as soon as investigations are concluded.

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