29th November, 2022
By Imelda Osayande
Operatives of the Edo Police Command have arrested three suspected armed robbers/ Eiye secret cult members and recovered guns in Benin.
SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed this in a statement in Benin.
According to him, “the three dare devil armed robbers and members of Eiye Secret Cult Confraternity were on Sunday arrested by the Operatives of Anti-Robbery Team of Ugbekun Divisional Police Headquarters, Benin.
He said the police stormed a certain Hotel along Enomayo, Off Upper Sakponba Road, Benin and arrested one Bright Omonowa Clifford Patrick, and Isaac Peter and recovered one Cut-to-size locally made gun and one Black Beret of Eiye Secret Cult Confraternity.
Meanwhile, he said the arrest was following credible intelligence on the suspects’ clandestine meeting in the Hotel.
To this end, Nwabuzor said the Commissioner Of Police Edo State, Mr Mohammed Dankwara, warned members of the various Secret Cult Confraternity and their sponsors to desist from their impious activities in the state or be ready to face severe punishments.
He said the CP reiterated his commitment to fighting arduously to see that crimes and criminality were reduced to the barest possible minimum.