Edo Police Arrest Seven In Connection With UNIBEN Lecturer’s Killing

Benin – No fewer than seven persons have been arrested by the Edo State Police Command in connection with the assassination of Prof. Paul Otasowie, a lecturer at the University of Benin.

The newly deployed Commissioner of Police to Edo State, CP Johnson Babatunde Kokumo who announced the arrest while parading 53 suspects at the Police command headquarters in Benin, said two of the suspects had earlier been arrested while the other five were arrested on Monday, the day he assumed duty in Edo state, while one of the late Professor’s mobile phone was recovered from one of the suspects.

CP Kokumo, who said a member of the professor’s family has already identified one of the suspects, disclosed that his deployment to Edo state was as a result of upsurge in criminalities in the state, and expressed his readiness to combat crime in the state to the barest tolerable minimum.

While pointing out that the command will partner with professional bodies including the hunters association and the community locals as well as sister security agencies, the CP also revealed that the command will depend more on receiving vital relevant information that will aid in the arrest of criminals which he stressed was better than acquisition of a thousand AK 47 firearms in the combat of criminal elements.

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