The operatives of the Edo State Police Command have apprehended 18 suspects for alleged involvement in crime in the state.
While parading the suspects on Saturday, the state Commissioner of Police, Funsho Adeboye, said the suspects were arrested over alleged kidnapping, Cultist armed robbery, and illegal possession of firearms, among others.
The CP described the rate of cult-related killings in the state as worrisome, stating that whoever is found to be involved would be prosecuted no matter how highly placed they are.
He listed the items recovered from the suspects to include one locally made single barrel, pump-action gun, two locally made cut-to-size pistols, one AK 47 rifle, six cartridges, one vehicle, a police walkie-talkie, an axes, a face mask, a packet of cigarette and marijuana.
Adeboye said, “The Edo State Police Command has arrested 18 suspects for crimes ranging from cultism, kidnapping and others. We are ready to check the activities of criminals in the state.
“The state is now a no-go area for cultists. The police will ensure they are not able to operate, and we urge parents to warn their children to desist from cultism, as anyone caught will be arrested and be made to face the law.”