Police Arrest Kidnap, Suspected Murder In Edo

THE Edo State Police Command, on 18/07/2022 at about 2052hrs received a complaint from one Com. Godwin Erhahon ‘M’ of Ologbo-unu village in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State, that his brother, One Mr. Godwin Aigbogun ‘M’ of same village was suspected to have been kidnapped and whisked into the bush by hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers.

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On receipt of the information, a team of Operatives from the Command’s Crack team, Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Unit immediately swung into action, mobilized to the scene and embarked on aggressive bush combing with the aim of rescuing the victim unhurt and possible arrest or decimation of the suspected kidnappers.

While the Operatives are establishing the location of the kidnappers, the Commissioner of Police, Edo state Command, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, enjoins the general public to remain calm so that Police efforts to rescue the victim and possible arrest of the kidnappers would not be jeopardized.


2. In a related development, the Command on 17/07/2022 at about 0130hrs recieved a distress call of a suspected suicide incident along No. 10 Omozuise street, off street 2, off Lucky way, Benin city.

On reciept of the information, the Divisional Police Officer incharge of Aduwawa division immediately mobilised his team of operatives and moved to the scene. On arrival at the scene, a woman who was later identified by the husband as Mrs Cynthia Agho (now deceased) ‘F’ aged 27yrs was seen swinging from a rope to her neck, tied to the ceiling fan in her bedroom.

Corpse was evacuated and deposited at the morgue for autopsy and preservation. Meanwhile preliminary investigation has commenced, and the suspect who happens to be the husband, one Mr Emmanuel Umoru ‘M’ 45yrs has been singing like a canary and helping the Police in the ongoing investigation, he would have his day in court once investigation is concluded.

The Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, while stressing the need for robust patrol and purposeful raid of criminal hideouts emphasized on continuous synergy with relevant security stakeholders and the public at large to ensure residents sleep with both eyes closed.