Police Arrest 2 Suspected Kidnappers, Land Grabbers In Edo State

by Oluwamuyiwa Oyedele

The Nigeria Police Force have on Thursday arrested two suspected kidnappers and land grabbers in Ulegun community of Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer in Benin.

According to Iwegbu, on Oct. 11, at about 10 pm, police arrested Messrs Amos Abieyuwa, 28, and Ochuko Newman, 24, at their hideout in Ulegun community of Ikpoba-Okha.

Iwegbu said the suspects had been on the Command’s wanted list for alleged cases of kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, arson, murder, gun-running, and land grabbing.

“The suspects also allegedly promoted communal war and declared war against the Edo State Government at Oke-Oroma, Obazagbon and Obagie communities of Edo state, where they played the arrowhead role and mastermind roles,” she said.

She added that one of the suspects, Ochuko Newman, made a confessional statement in regards to their involvement.

“Newman further confessed that Abieyuwa is in possession and control of two AK-47 rifles as part of the guns they use in their operations.

“Abieyuwa in his statement, confessed and affirmed the confessional statement of Newman,” She said.

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