July 15, 2024

Edo Notorious Land Grabber Among Suspects Arrested By Police In Communal Crisis Investigation

Edo Notorious Land Grabber Among Suspects Arrested By Police In Communal Crisis Investigation
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By Simeon OSAJIE

A notorious Landgrabber in Benin City, Edo State is among the suspects arrested by the Police in connection with the crisis between Amagba Community in Oredo and Obagie N’Evbosa Community in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Areas of the State.

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Two vigilante members were reportedly gunned down in Obagie N’Evbosa and property worth millions of naira destroyed in Amagba Community during the communal attack and counterattack, last week.

The spokesman of Edo State police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor stated that those in police custody comprised locals of both communities.

Nwabuzor said the command had begun discreet investigation to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the fracas.

Though reports showed that the embattled parts of the warring communities have been abandoned, the police spokesman said the areas are now safe.

SP Nwabuzor, however, declined to comment on the identities of those in police custody noting that further information to the public would jeopardize ongoing investigation.

“Don’t forget that the criminals also monitor news like the law-abiding residents of the state. They want to know what we are doing and how we are going about it so that they too can also strategise. I cannot disclose to you everything about our investigation”, the police image maker maintained.

Checks at the State Police Command Headquarters on recently revealed that a notorious land-grabber terrorizing one of the communities, three of his aides are among the suspects currently in police detention. They were said to have been picked in the wake of the disturbances.

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