Suspect In Custody For Alleged Armed Robbery In Edo State

  • arms and ammunition recovers as some remain at large

A 28-year-old alleged NOTORIOUS armed robber has been arrested by men of the Edo state police command.

The suspect, who has been on the police wanted list since January 2021, was arrested around Okabere in Upper Sokpoba Road, Benin City, Edo State, after one of their operations.


The suspect, Chris Bright, belong to a three-person alleged armed robbery gang terrorising Okabere, Upper Sakponba Road, Dumez Road and environs.

According to Standard Gazette, crime correspondent Festus Alenkhe revealed that the suspect and his cohorts now at large had snatched a Toyota Highlander Jeep, which they allegedly used in carrying out their armed robbery operations.

Gun recovers
Gun recovered at the scene

Police investigation revealed that the suspect allegedly attacked a pharmacy shop at Okabere, where they robbed everyone in sight.

Point Of Sales (POS) Shops in Upper Sokponba Road in Benin city were not left out of their escapades as they attacked and robbed over four points in the locality.

However, while in operation, a combined team of the police and the vigilante members got a distress call that some armed robbers were operating in a house at Okabere, Benin city.

The quick arrival of security operatives saved the situation as the victims were rescued unhurt.

Two of the suspects escaped while Chris Bright was arrested on the spot.

In an interview, the suspect said, “It was three of us that snatched the car we used for the operation in the pharmacy shop. I could not escape from the scene because l really don’t know the area so well”.

Edo state commissioner of Police, CP Philip Ogbadu, assured that the suspect would be profiled and charge to court soon.

According to the police commissioner, “We have fortified the various black spots in most highways linking Edo state. We want the people to travel unhindered”.

The police also confirmed the recovery of several arms and ammunition from various criminal hideouts in Edo state.

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