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JB Kokumo, Edo State Commissioner of Police

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

A 23-year-old National Diploma Civil Engineering student of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Kingsley Orion, has been arrested by operatives of Edo State Police Command, for burglary and robbery.

Also arrested and paraded with Kingsley is Ehiati Osaretin, a 22-year-old welder, while the third accomplice who’s name was not given, is on the run.

The suspects were among “62 notorious criminals” arrested by operatives of the State Police Command and paraded before journalists in Benin on Wednesday, by the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Johnson Babatunde Kokumo.

It was gathered that the three hoodlums broke into the house of their victims, 89-year-old Madam Imasogbonre Enahoro and her daughter, Mrs. Maroline Ajibola, at about 5 pm, on November 17, 2017, at Edimotutu, Igueben, in Igueben local government area of Edo State.

They were said to have tied their victims’ hands and legs with rope and applied super glue to seal their mouths and locked them up inside a toiket, in order to prevent them from shouting for help.

Narrating their ordeal, Mrs. Ajibola said: “At about 5 pm on November 17 last year, when my mother was home alone, the three boys broke into our house, they tied my mother down and gummed her mouth with super glue.

“On my way coming, I opened the door and met them inside my house. They also tied me down and gum my mouth with super glue. They later took my Camry car away. It was my husband who…



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