Police hold 33 over rape, robbery in Edo
The Police in Edo said in Benin yesterday that it had arrested 33 suspects for various offences in the past three weeks.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Foluso Adebanjo, told newsmen that the suspects were arrested between April 9 and 29.
“They were arrested for rape/ defilement, armed robbery, child theft, threats to life, possession of firearms, electricity cable vandalism, murder and fraud.
A breakdown of the figure showed that seven persons were arrested for defilement and rape, five for armed robberies, nine for stealing, two for cultism and unlawful possession of firearms, one for abduction and three for fraud.
He also listed the number of items recovered in the operation to include 12 guns, five live ammunition, 67 cartridges, seven laptop computers and two vehicles
The commissioner further said that one of the suspects, Friday Ayemere, 31, was arrested for having canal knowledge of three sisters - a five year old and three years twin sisters. ``He confessed to committing the crime.’’
Adebanjo said one John Asia, 34, had unlawful carnal knowledge of a 13-year old girl. (NAN)