- Gang leader, Prison escapees ‘Two Body’ declared wanted by the police
- Abducted man escapes
Edo state police command has arrested two suspects alleged to have been involved in series of armed robbery operations in Benin city and environs.
The suspects were arrested in their hideouts around Agbor Park in Ikpoba Hill in Benin city, Edo state.
The suspects, Ehis Michael and Solomon Ovuehor, were arrested following a police tip-off.
According to a report, a businesswoman was attacked and robbed in Benin city while cash, mobile phones and personal effects were carted away.
Further investigation revealed that the armed men allegedly shot sporadically to scare people in the area.
After the armed robbery operation, the woman then reported to the police, who immediately commenced an investigation.
Through high technical intelligence, the police arrested a telephone seller who bought the stolen phone.
However, the phone seller took the police to one of the suspects who came to sell the phone to him.
In furtherance of the investigation, the police then arrested the two suspects around Agbor Park in Benin city.
However, the suspects named a prison escapee called “TWO BODY” as the gang leader.
Upon an enquiry, it was revealed that the said “TWO BODY” now at large was earlier arrested by men of the Anti Kidnapping Squad of the Edo state police command for alleged Kidnapping and armed robbery.
He was investigated and arraigned in court, where he was remanded in prison custody.
The prison escapee has now been declared wanted by the police.
One of the suspects told Standard Gazette that, “I am a bus driver who plies Ikpoba Hill to King’s Square in Benin city. I followed “Two-body” to sell the phone and l regret my action”.
The second suspect said, “I have known “TWO BODY ” lately, and I never knew he escaped from Prison. I am a bus driver, and l operate at Agbor Park in Benin City”.
The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs, warned criminals to relocate from Edo state or face strong police resistance.