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Gunmen Abduct Top Police Officer In Edo

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The Edo State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) attached to the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) of the command in Benin City.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, State Police Public Relations Officer, Princewill Osaigbovo, said the police officer, Clement Amoko, was abducted by unknown gunmen from his house at the Ogida area of Benin in the early hours of Sunday.

Osaigbovo added that the police have intensified rescue efforts with various units of the command and other security teams deployed around the state capital to rescue the top police officer.

He said: “Yes, I have been informed of the kidnap and the victim is of the SIB department, but I am expecting details and other information of the officer from the division and the SIB department”.

Naija News gathered that the incident happened in the presence of his wife and children and that the kidnappers have contacted the family for ransom.

Meanwhile, no fewer than twelve women have been reportedly arrested with guns by men of the Nigeria Police in Lagos State during the last weekend by the Commissioner of Police Strike Force.

Naija News understands that the force arrested in total, no fewer than fifty criminals including cultists and armed robbers during the operation carried in different locations in the state.

Confirming the successful operations carried out in the Imota, Igbokuta, Adamo and Emure in Ikorodu area of the state between Friday, 5 and Sunday 7 March 2021, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday (yesterday), disclosed that one 26-year-old Gbamila Iyabo, who was identified as the wife of a leading suspected cultist of Aye Confraternity in Igbokuta, was arrested with a pump-action loaded with eight rounds of cartridges.

The police spokesman revealed further that a 29-year-old Salisu Islamiyat (F), 29, wife of another top cultist of Aye Confraternity in Emure, was nabbed with a locally-made pistol with some live cartridges.

His statement reads further: “The thirty-eight (38) male and twelve (12) suspects include Oladunni Abiodun, m, 20, Dosumu Oluwaseun, 22, Segun Adelaja, 29, Gbamila Iyabo, f, 26, wife of the Number 1 of Aye Confraternity in Igbokuta, arrested with one pump action loaded with 8 rounds of cartridges. Salisu Islamiyat, f, 29, wife of the Number 1 of Aye Confraternity in Emure, arrested with a locally-made pistol with some live cartridges.

“Abiodun Abbey, (aka Oju Ogunle), alleged to have killed more than twenty-two (22) people in Ikorodu area, and 44 others.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.