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Edo Killing: Police Appeals For Calm, Assures That Justice Would Be Served

 

The Edo State Police Command has appealed to the folks of Ofutebe Community, herders, farmers and the household of 1 Paul with surname at the moment not ascertained to take care of the peace and go about their authentic companies following the killing of the stated Paul, a person who had stepped in to mediate in a quarrel between one herder and one other man on the twenty fourth of January, 2020.

The command defined that it had acquired a report of the case of the killing at its divisional headquarters at Ekiadolor in Benin City the Edo State capital on the twenty fifth of January, 2020.

In the report, the herder was stated to have shot and killed Paul with an AK 47 rifle.

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According to the police, upon receipt of the criticism, operatives had been mobilised led by the District Officer, Owan Police Station ASP Okodomi with eleven males from the vigilante group of Nigeria and village hunters to the neighborhood in search of to arrest the suspect and get well the gun.

The command revealed that some suspected herdsmen with AK 47 rifles ambushed the workforce whereas they had been aboard a ship taking them throughout Ofe River to Ofutebe Community close to Owan Community in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State.

He revealed that the herdsmen shot sporadically injuring the complainant and one of many policemen. The whereabouts of 1 different policeman, Inspector Sunday Ogundele couldn’t be decided instantly after the assault.

However, subsequent search efforts led to his rescue whereas the wounded had been taken to an undisclosed hospital for therapy.

The Edo State Commissioner of Police Lawan Jimeta assured members of the general public that the command beneath his management will arrest these liable for the acts and cost them accordingly.

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