Cleric, native doctor arrested for robbery, possession of firearm in Edo
A 46-year-old cleric and a 49-year-old native doctor have been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for being in possession of firearm in Edo state.
The State NSCDC Commandant, George Edem, who disclosed this to newsmen in Benin on Friday, said the suspects were arrested by personnel of the command in Okoko, near Nifor in Ovia South West Local Government Area of the state.
Edem also said that suspects who were arrested on Thursday specialise in robbing unsuspecting members of the public on motorcycles.
”Their modus operandi is to pick passengers with Okada, take them into the bush and rob them at gun point.
”They were arrested during one of their operation,” he said.
He therefore called on members of the public to avail the corps with information to enable the command bring to book more suspects and criminal elements in the state.
”The suspects would be handed over to the relevant security agency on completion of investigation,” he said.
The NSCDC said a cut–size gun, cartridges, charms and some monies. were recovered from them.
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