Osaro Peters. Benin city
Edo Police arrest 118 suspects in one month
The Edo State Police Command, has confirmed the arrest of 118 suspects for alleged murder, armed robbery, cultism, human trafficking and kidnapping within a month.
Mr. Haliru Gwandu, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Edo State disclosed this when parading 55 suspects arrested for various crimes before Journalists at the State Command in Benin City.
He said 27 fire arms, 61 live cartridges, 16 kidnapped victims and four vehicles were recovered from the suspects.
He said the Command has also succeeded in charging 44 suspects to court.
The CP, however, attributed the success recorded by his Command to the useful information volunteered by members of the public.
He said the police would do all in its power to make the state conducive for business activities to thrive.
The police boss further cautioned criminal elements in the state to repent or relocate as the Command is bent on making the state very uncomfortable for them.
He said other suspects would be charged to court upon the completion of investigations.
The suspects also spoke on their levels of involvement in the various crimes they were alleged to have committed.