Three armed robbery suspects have been smashed by men of the Edo state Police command.
They have been on the police wanted list for the past months.
The suspects belong to an alleged gang of armed robbers terrorising Abehe, Lagos street, Ibiwe, Aragua, Iwehen, Wire road and environs, all in Benin city, Edo state.
The suspects were identified as Junior Ojo, Destiny Etu and Itose Osayande.
According to the police investigation, the suspects usually attack those driving or walking through King’s Square and environs in Benin city.
They also allegedly attacked those who were returning from church along mission road in Benin city where they collected their mobile phones, money and other personal items.
It was gathered that all the three suspects take Kings square and Iyaro in Benin city as their home hence they sleep and wake up in these areas.
It was further revealed that the various alleged armed robbery attacks were coordinated from their hideouts in the King’s Square in Benin city.
The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor said, Edo state will continue to remain uncomfortable for criminals to operate.
He said the police are now in various strategic locations in Benin city and environs.