Police Arrest POS Operator For Robbery, Kidnapping In Edo State

An operator of Point of Sales (POS) has been arrested in Benin city for alleged robbery and kidnapping.

Standard Gazette’s correspondent, Festus Alenkhe, had reported several incidents of abductions around Ugbowo areas of Benin.

This paper reported how one Emmanuel Umuekele was robbed and abducted.

Gadimoh-Ofei-Bright. [Standard Gazette]

Investigators believe that Gadimoh Ofei Bright, 29-year-old PoS Operator, had robbed Mr Umuekele and transferred the victim’s money to his bank account before withdrawing the money at the nearest ATM.

Bright was arrested on 23 March 2021 by operatives of the Anti Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Unit in Edo State after weeks of a discrete and thorough investigation.

Police said he usually assists armed Robbers and Kidnappers to collect money from victims’ Bank accounts in Igarra in Edo State.

Bright’s told Standard Gazette that, “I help them collect cash with my POS”, confirmed the police findings.

The police further investigated that one million, one hundred and thirty thousand naira was withdrawn from the victim’s Bank account before he was released.

Bright identified Idowu Afhare, popularly known as “Warri”, as one of his accomplices.

The said Idowu is now at large.

Items recovered from the suspect are Two POS Machines, Eleven ATM Cards with different names, Five mobile phones with SIM cards and a cash sum of N156,000.

Edo State Police Public Relations Officer SP Bello Kontongs said investigations on the matter is still in progress.

The Police Image maker said an effort is in place to arrest other fleeing members of the gang.

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