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Police parades 5 suspected killers of Edo Lawyer, 51 others

The Edo State Police Command has paraded five suspects who allegedly murdered and buried a Benin based lawyer, Osobase Omo-Iyoha

The five suspects were among the 51 others arrested for cultism, armed robbery, kidnapping and rape.

Addressing journalists at the command during the parade of the suspects, the Commissioner of Police, CP, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo who gave the names of the five suspects as Osasu Osadolor Afro, Emmanuel David, Valentine Dibie, Uwadia Taiwo Uhumwagho and Saturday Imagbe said they killed and buried their victim in a bizarre manner.

CP Kokumo said Osasu Osadolor and his members were arrested by men of his command and some items were recovered from them including one Lexus 330 SUV Reg. No. BEN-374-CU, one Audi 80 S/Car Reg. No. CA-956-BEN, one new cutlass with bloodstains, two shovels and one hoe.

Kokumo said the police under his watch have recorded tremendous breakthrough within a short time and would want to build on the achievements of his predecessors.

“I have come to build on the good achievements of my predecessors. I also want to say clearly that we will encourage Community participation in policing in Edo State because this, of course, will be in total agreement with the current philosophy of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar.

“So, we will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the communities are actively involved in the policing project”, he said.

Speaking on his involvement in the murder of the Barr. Omo-Iyoha Osobase, Osasu Osadolor Afro said the deceased engaged him and his friend in a fight and during the process, he was hit on his head and he died.

“It was a case of two fighting and my friend hit a stick on his head and he died.

“I was not the one that buried him but my friends did. He was buried very close to my house.

When asked how he was arrested by the police, he said he willingly surrounded himself to them.

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