March 2, 2024

Vigilantes Arrest ‘Mad’ Robbery Suspect, Rescue 28 Victims Of Human Trafficking

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By Simeon OSAJIE

A local vigilantes network has arrested ‘Mad’ Robbery suspect. rescued 28 victims of human trafficking in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

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The Edo State Coordinator of the Vigilantes  Security Network, Oboh Emmanuel Otoide, disclosed this to newsmen in Benin City.

He said the victims, between the ages of 13 and 17 years, were rescued during a stop and search operation by his men.

According to him, “The victims were rescued by our men around 2.00a.m on Tuesday along Akpakpava Road in Benin City. Three suspects, including two drivers conveying the victims to their destinations were arrested during the operation and handed them over to the Department of State Services for further investigations.

“Our preliminary investigations revealed that the victims were being moved from the South-East, enroute Edo State, to the South-West of the country.”

Oboh said, in another operation, officials of the Edo State Community Vigilante Security Network arrested a man who robs people of their personal belongings while pretending to be insane, noting, “The man who identified himself as Olatunji was arrested around Baptist Church at Ring Road, Benin City and has been handed over to the Nigeria Police Force. Among the items recovered from the suspects include ATM cards belonging to victims of his criminal acts.”

He said the Edo State Community Vigilante Security Network is working assiduously with other security agencies in the state to secure the state

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