– The Edo state police command has reacted to viral reports of a cell break incident in Benin city
– About 10 suspected criminals were confirmed to gone been missing from the police detention
– SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the police command spokesperson confirming the inmates escape noted that two suspects have been rearrested
The escape of 10 suspected criminals from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Edo state police command headquarters in Benin City has left residents in an anxious state.
In a report by Daily Trust
re is tension in Edo as more than 10 suspected criminals allegedly escaped from police detention at the Police Command Headquarters in Benin City.
It was gathered that the suspects, held at the command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over alleged armed robbery, murder and cultism, escaped at about 11:45 pm on January 1, 2021.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) said it arrested 35 suspects over their alleged involvement in sundry crimes including kidnapping and armed robbery across the country.
In a statement released on Tuesday, December 1, by the force, the suspects – 34 male and 1 female – were apprehended by the operatives of the FIB – Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Kaduna state.
Police said part of the arrested is a syndicate of a five-man gang who escaped from the Benin City Correctional Centre during the EndSARS protests.
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