Police Recover N1.2m, Sophisticated Weapons In Edo As CP Warns Criminal Elements

Police Recover N1.2m, Sophisticated Weapons In Edo As CP Warns Criminal Elements


Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Dankwara, has warned criminal elements in the state to call it quit or move out of the state, else have themselves to blame.

He gave the charge in his inaugural press briefing held in his office at the state Police Command Headquarters in Benin City.

He disclosed that the Command under his leadership has been able to curtail the crime rate in the state drastically within his short stay in office.

While speaking during the parade of some criminals in police custody, CP Dankwara stated that investigation shows that with the arrest of some of them the crime rate in the state has gone down which implies that those in custody have always been key partakers in crime.

List of items which he disclosed were recovered from 134 arrested criminals include 5 AK-47 rifles, 4 locally made pistols, 10 vehicles, 130 gas cylinders and N1,200,000 among several others

He charged residents of the state to assist the police in curbing crime rate by willingly divulging information about criminals and their acts.

Meanwhile, a 39 years 2007 Law graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile Ife,Osun State, Williams Abiodun yesterday narrated how his gang of four members disguise as site workers to lure drivers to a site,where they dispossessed them of their vehicles,kill and sell their vehicles to Chinese companies in Benin City, Edo State.

Abiodun,who said he hails from Owo, in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State made the revelation while being paraded alongside ten other suspected criminals by the Edo State Police Commissioner, Muhammed Dankwara at Headquarters of the State Police Command, Benin.

He said, “what we do is that we disguise as site workers going to site,then we call drivers to take us to the site, when we get to the site,we will collect their cars kill them with blocks, and sell their cars. We killed first one collected his car and I sold it to the Chinese company, the second one was a Keke,we also sold it ,but the last one was the one that the police arrested us. We are yet to sell the Seinna Car, before we were arrested.”

“We lure our victims to building sites, kill them, sell their Vehicles to Chinese Companies, he said.

Collaborating the report, Akin Amadin said, he met Williams Abiodun in Auchi and he told him about the business.

“Abiodun told me that my job is to be watching to see who is coming,the first one we did,he gave me #35,000 ,the second one was #55,000 and the last one was the Seinna Car,but we could not sell it before the police caught us. We killed the three persons.” He said

The gang is made up of Williams Abiodun 39; Emmanuel Joseph 30; ,Akin Amadin ,29,and the fourth person who is now at large.

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