Michael Blessing, 27-year-old, Monday Onojie 46-year-old, and Joseph Agho 26-year-old are suspected criminals who are now in Police custody for impersonating members of the Edo State Local Vigilante.

The suspects, according to the police, have been indulged in concealing their identities as members of local police to steal the belongings of unsuspecting members of the society.

While confessing to the police to have committed the criminal act, the suspects revealed that they were working under one vigilante commander, nicknamed, DADA also known as ‘London Man’.

The suspected commander, ”DADA”, a Libya returnee, who was said to have been operating a private commercial vehicle within the metropolis before becoming a project of distrust, had been allegedly involved in some Petty criminal activities.

His criminal tendencies have left security operatives in the past months trailing him for allegedly defrauding his client, name withheld, to the tune of 40,000.00 nairas, who reportedly incidents the case at the state command.

A message contained in a statement released and made available to newsmen by the State Police Image maker, SP, Kontongs Bello, said the arrested suspects have made useful information to aid further investigation that will trigger the arrest of other conspirators in the guise of Local vigilantes.

Bello maintained that the three suspects will be charged to court at the end of the investigation.

Elsewhere, Edo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP, KONTONGS Bello say operatives of the Command on Wednesday arrested a specialist who attacked a 33-year -old tricycle operator at Uwasota Road by Texaco Petrol Station haven succeeded in robbing the victim of an unspecified amount of money, handset, and other valuables.

The culprit, Godstime Owen, 25-year-old was later apprehended by men of the textile mill road Police Operatives led by its divisional police officer, SP Olayinka Adeleye, in collaboration with local vigilante, Whilst other notorious gang members who escaped by the whisker now face police trailing.

The police, however, recovered the stolen handset from the culprit who, he claimed, made some useful confessional statements.

In another development, the Divisional Police officer, CSP Emmanuel Agbo, has reportedly apprehended some suspected armed gangs hibernating in campus II South Ibie of the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, who allegedly specialized in terrorizing people around the environs.

The identity of the Criminal gangs was given as, Bishop Christopher ‘22-year-old, and John Abuda, 24-year-old.

The Statement added that the operatives also recovered one English pistol, two live ammunition, and a battle axe from the suspected criminals who confessed to having terrorized the campus at South Ibie, Etsako West Local Government, Edo State.

Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, Philip Aliyu Ogbadu, while commending the effort of the operatives and members of the vigilante group who swung into action in the arrest of the suspected criminals, assured residents of the command’s commitment to ensure the safety of lives and property.

He further called on the law-abiding citizen of the state to continue to cooperate with the police towards ensuring a more secured society where economic activities will prosper.

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