Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have arrested two suspected kidnappers and arsonists in Ulegun community, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the State.
The Command in a statement issued Thursday, by its Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, said the suspects, “Messrs Amos Abieyuwa, 28, and Ochuko Newman, 24”, were arrested “on Oct. 11, at about 22:10hrs”, at their hideout in Ulegun community of Ikpoba-Okha.
Iwegbu said the suspects had been on the Command’s wanted list for alleged cases of kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, arson, murder, gun-running, and land grabbing.
“The suspects also allegedly promote communal war and declared war against the Edo State Government at Oke-Oroma, Obazagbon, and Obagie communities of Edo state, where they played the arrowhead role/ mastermind roles”,she said, adding that one of the suspects, Newman, made a confessional statement in regard to their involvement.
“Newman further confessed that Abieyuwa is in possession and control of two AK-47 rifles as part of the guns they use in their operations.
“Abieyuwa in his statement confessed and affirmed the confessional statement of Newman”, she said.