Edo: Police arrest 106 for store breaking, looting, arson; 10 for escape from lawful custody; 10 for sundry offences

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The Edo State Command of the Nigerian Police said 106 persons had been arrested for store breaking/looting/arson, 10 for escape from lawful custody, and 10 others for sundry offences.

The State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, disclosed this during a press briefing on Wednesday.

He said that 5 AK 47 rifles, 2 locally made exhibit guns, 1 locally made gun, 1 Lexus 330 SUV with Reg. No. KWL-205-AZ, 1 Toyota Camry Saloon car with Reg. No. LSD-231-GD, 2 bags of 50kg25kg of rice and 24 creates of assorted drinks had been recovered.

Kokumo said the “EndSARS” protest, was hijacked by hoodlums and mobs who went berserk wreaking havoc majorly in Benin metropolis.

“As you are all aware, the hoodlums burnt down police stations, carted away arms and ammunition, raped women in some areas, killed policemen on their gory path to destruction, freed convicted criminals and felons, looted businesses and extorted innocent Nigerians,” he said.

Kokumo further stated that the Command was pained by the havoc caused by the mobs and hoodlums, masquerading as protesters who were united by a common criminality.

He said the stolen arms regrettably would be unleashed on the members of the public.

According to him, as the looting and destruction was taking place, the Police and other security agencies mustered courage and put their act together and were able to arrest some of the arsonists, looters and escapees.

Below is the list of suspects arrested indicating locations where they were arrested:

▪︎Nigeria Customs Service Warehouse WAEC Road, Off Benin-Auchi Road, Aduwawa Benin City – (28 Suspects)
1. Blessing Ossai ‘f’
2. Mary-Jane Okii ‘f’
3. Muhammed Rabiu ‘m’
4. Gabriel Ojo ‘m’
5. Salisu Ajaaj ‘m’
6. Fidelix Iyamu ‘m’
7. Sunny Ariofolo ‘m’
8. Adamu Abdullahi ‘m’
9. Sale Lawal ‘m’
10. Anthony Odinaka ‘m’
11. Alh. Ahmed Sale ‘m’
12. Christian Igbinosa ‘m’
13. Aigbe John ‘m’
14. Tonny Momodu ‘m’
15. Iyawe Lucas ‘m’
16. Igie Orobor ‘m’
17. Jerrison Jonathan ‘m’
18. Peter Anaka ‘m’
19. Johnson Momoh ‘m’
20. Francis Akpoyomon ‘m’
21. Abdul Ishaku ‘m’
22. Ogbewe Enoma ‘m’
23. Ali Sheriff ‘m’
24. Oshogu Zekeri ‘m’
25. Godwin Joseph ‘m’
26. Idemudia Joshua ‘m’
27. Balogun Ibrahim ‘m’
28. Rosemary Asemota ‘f’

▪︎Blessed Doris-Dey Warehouse, Benin-Agbor Road, Benin City – (16 Suspects)
1. Frank Solomon ‘m’
2. Paul Osunde ‘m’
3. David Idemudia ‘m’
4. Godspower Christopher ‘m’
5. Sunday Ige ‘m’
6. Joseph Goddey ‘m’
7. Emeka Ekwe ‘m’
8. Joy Mbah ‘f’
9. Sandra Smart ‘f’
10. Joy Osarumwense ‘f’
11. Candon Agwa ‘f’
12. Faith Okidi ‘f’
13. Glory Christian ‘f’
14. David Ojo ‘m’
15. Peter Anabike ‘m’
16. Johnson Ugboja ‘m’

▪︎Central Medical Stores, Okhoro, Benin City – (45 Suspects)
1. Moma John ‘m’
2. Osarugue Omorogbe ‘m’
3. Obaretin Happy ‘m’
4. Daniel Effiong ‘m’
5. Unans Destiny ‘m’
6. Korosi Favour ‘m’
7. Victor Raymond ‘m’
8. James Obosa ‘m’
9. Kehinde Idris ‘m’
10. Ik Steven Nwobodo ‘m’
11. James Obaretin ‘m’
12. Omweatu Goddey ‘m’
13. John Ezugagha ‘m’
14. Sunday Odia ‘m’
15. Akinyemi Okpe ‘m’
16. Eze Emmanuel ‘m’
17. Stanley Victor ‘m’
18. Bashiru Saheed ‘m’
19. Joseph Lamidu ‘m’
20. Lucky Ehidu ‘m’
21. Abu Alasa ‘m’
22. Sunday Effiong ‘m’
23. Sunday Bright ‘m’
24. Christopher Ariguta ‘m’
25. Faith Dunu ‘m’
26. Ruth Jatto ‘f’
27. Blessing Ogu ‘f’
28. Happy Augustine ‘f’
29. Faith Osemwenkhae ‘f’
30. Ogbebor Vivian ‘f’
31. Joy John ‘f’
32. Esther Anofelegun ‘f’
33. Alibi Mariam ‘f’
34. Abiodun Joy ‘f’
35. Uwagboe Augustine ‘f’
36. Ossai Victor ‘f’
37. Okolie Emmanuel ‘m’
38. Bright Ejiogu ‘m’
39. Ezekiel Madu ‘m’
40. Ogieva Osarenkhoe ‘m’
41. Chibudu Allen ‘m’
42. Friday Okeda ‘m’
43. Ojo Nelson ‘m’
44. Sunday Fadeyi ‘m’
45. Kehinde Odeh ‘m’

▪︎Olam Nigeria PLC Private Warehouse, Located at Abico Junction, Upper Sakponba Road, Benin City – (13 Suspects)
1. Adesola Sunday ‘m’
2. Lucky Juliet ‘f’
3. Osazee Emmanuel ‘m’
4. Aigbogun Israel ‘m’
5. Desmond Osemwegie ‘m’
6. Blessed Ighodaro ‘m’
7. Oviase Morgan ‘m’
8. Osadolor Godwin ‘m’
9. Ogbewi Princess ‘f’
10. Helen Edokpayi ‘f’
11. Amawoh Felix ‘m’
12. Nwokpu Junior ‘m’
13. Rebecca Godstime ‘m’

▪︎Re-Arrested Escapees from Benin/Oko Correctional Centres – (10 Suspects)
i. Emmanuel Udoh ‘m’
ii. Friday Etim ‘m’
iii. Victor Akpotor ‘m’
iv. Lucky Precious ‘m’
v. Osarumen Enoragbon
vi. Patrick Eguavoen ‘m’ 0]
vii. Abraham Matthew ‘m’
viii. Endurance Ifobuow ‘m’
ix. Mohammed Adamu ‘m’
x. Henry Atadi ‘m’

3. In another development, on the 26/10/2020, while the situation was subsiding, some unscrupulous elements in Jattu, Edo State were hobnobbing on how to break into the Town Hall.
They were however arrested by some vigilantes and policemen of Jattu Police Division before any damage could be done. They are:
1. Kingsley Adoko ‘m’
2. Esther Julius ‘f’
3. Adams Shaka ‘m’
4. Audu Mustafa ‘m’
5. Divine Mackson ‘m’
6. Michael Aigbedion ‘m’
7. Franca Samuel ‘f’
8. Peter John (alias Atorodo) ‘m’.

4. Also, on 27/10/2020, at Oliha Market Junction, Benin City, two armed robbers named Michael Peter ‘m’ and OZ Esi ‘m’ were arrested by officers of the Nigerian Army, attached to 4 Brigade Headquarters, Benin City for allegedly attempting to snatch a Honda Civic Car with Reg. No. AA-261-AY from one Mr. John Destiny of No. 40 Agbonlahor Street, Aduwawa Benin City.

5. Part of the suspects arrested are four hoodlums; Charles Okoeguale ‘m’, Ojo Osamiemwenfan Igbinoba ‘m’, Gift Osayiwu ‘m’ and Osasumwen Imanawe ‘m’, who were seen with Police rifles, uniforms and other accoutrements carted away by hoodlums who invaded the several police stations during “ENDSARS” protest.

SUMMARY
1. No. of Suspects Arrested for Store Breaking/Looting/Arson – 106
2. No. of Suspects Arrested for Escape from Lawful Custody – 10
3. No. of Suspects Arrested for Other Offences – 10
TOTAL NO. OF SUSPECTS ARRESTED – 126

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