NSCDC arrests 41 suspects in Edo


NSCDC men on patrol

Mr Aniekan Udoeyop, Commandant, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Edo command, said no fewer than 41 suspects have been arrested for various crimes in the state within his first 100 days in office.

Udoeyop disclosed this in Benin on Friday while giving his score card as part of activities to mark his first 100 days in office.

He disclosed that 21 were arrested for illegal dealing and transportation of petroleum products, four for operating Private Guards Company (PGC).

He also said that three were arrested for JAMB examination malpractice, one for falsification of COVID-19 result, and eight for child theft.

He further disclosed that four suspects were arrested in connection with possession of hard drugs, adding that they have been handed over to the state command of the NDLEA.

The commandant noted that on assumption of office on June 14, he was confronted with a command that was “a work in progress”.

“I set about the job, holding interactive meetings with officers and men of the command.

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“In the course of my interaction, I discovered some lapses which led me to take some necessary steps for effectiveness and optimum productivity.

“Today 100 days after, we have this modest achievements to show, and I dare say that we will not relent in recording more successes.”

Udoeyop noted that the various departments and units of the command have done creditably working tirelessly with the limited available resources to combat crime and make the state peaceful.

He further disclosed that within the period a kind spirited individual donated a Hilux van to the command while the command refurbished five other vehicles for operational use in the command.

He also said that the female combat squad and quick intervention squad of the command as directed by the Commandant General have been inaugurated and had their passing out parade.

As part of activities marking the day, the Commandant and his management team visited an orphanage.

They donated food items, beverages and toiletries to the residents.