5,070 suspects arrested in 2019 for crimes, says Edo Police Command


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The Edo Police Command on Saturday said that it arrested no fewer than 5,070 suspects for various crimes in 2019.

The Commissioner for Police (CP) Mr Lawan Jimeta, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Benin that the figure represented the suspects arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, murder, fraud and car theft during the year under review.

Jimeta giving a breakdown of the figure said that 99 suspects were arrested for alleged kidnapping.

He added that 523 suspects were arrested for alleged armed robbery, and 4,353 suspects were arrested for alleged cultism.

He said that 92 suspects were arrested for murder, while two suspects and one suspect were arrested for fraud and car theft respectively.

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The commissioner of police said that the arrests were from 1,883 reported cases of crimes brought before the command.

He explained that during the period under review, the…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper