Not less than thirty six suspected criminals were paraded by the Edo State Police Command for their alleged involvement in various criminal offences.
Pius Nsogho reports that the suspects were arrested in connection with offences which include kidnapping, rape, Cultism, Murder and robbery.
The suspects were arrested with cache of arms, including AK47 riffle, two AK 47 rifle magazines, 23 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, two Magnum pump action guns, one English-made cut to size double barrel gun and 107 live cartridges.
The Edo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, who paraded the suspects before newsmen, reiterated his call to criminals and cultists to leave the state or be “crushed,” just as he solicited the cooperation of members of the public to give useful information to the police.
He said the suspects were arrested in different locations in the state, adding that the kidnappers among them were involved in the abduction of some foreigners and members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers few weeks ago who were arrested in their hideouts.
These people arrested failed to heed to my earlier call that they should repent or face the fire power of the police. “We are going to charge them to court. I am also advising others to repent or leave the state because we will not tolerate cultism, killings and robbery in Edo State.”