Police parade killers of female corps member in Benue

Corpse of the victim have been exhumed and deposited at the hospital for autopsy for proper burial while investigation is still on going

Benue Police Command has disclosed that it has arrested two notorious criminals, Oryina Kumshi and Terzungwe Tyohie Philip; all of no fixed addresses in connection with the killing of a female youth corps member, Irene Chioma Emmanuel, while trying to protect her laptop when the armed robbers attacked their vehicle along Makurdi-Naka road at Adaka.

Benue State commissioner of police, Emmanuel Adesina, who made the disclosure on Wednesday in Makurdi, during his maiden press briefing at the police headquarters revealed that following repots of the robbery incident, detectives were deployed to the scene where the suspects who were in a hideout at Adeke were arrested and both confessed being involved in four other robbery operations along Makurdi-Naka road and neighboring communities that led to the loss of five lives and property worth millions.

CP Adesina added that a knife and three live ammunitions were recovered from the suspects, pointing out that investigation into the matter was still on going.

He also revealed that on January 24 information was received that a gang of dreaded armed bandits led by one Chen kingpin of the group whose surname was not given at the time of this report now in police custody and Iorpuu Ayangeer had blocked Tse-Kperse, Naindo-Zaki- Biam road and abducted one Aornen Kpor, a member of the Benue State Volunteer Guards who was traveling along the route to an unknown destination.

CP Adesina further disclosed that during police investigation one Vanen Mnyim and Adera Terseer both of Ngenev, Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State were arrested in connection with the crime, adding that the suspects both confessed to the crime and led the police patrol team to a bush at Adogo village where the victim was killed and buried in a shallow grave.

He said corpses of the victim have been exhumed and deposited at the hospital for autopsy for proper burial while investigation is still on going.

CP Adesina also told journalists during the briefing that on February 24 while police officers in collaboration with Community Volunteer Guards were on patrol at Adaka, they intercepted one Echoche and Inalegwu Anebi in a dark corner where they were suspected to have laid ambush for commuters.

He said the suspects were arrested and one single barrel gun , ATM cards and one locally made revolver short gun loaded with five rounds of ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

CP Adesina who assured the people that under his watch the command would continue to fight criminality to make the state a better place for peaceful coexistence of all called on the good people of the state to support the police by giving useful and timely information that is capable of preventing crime.

He also urged journalists to be professional in carrying out their duties as information managers in the state, adding that the development would create an environment that would allow peace to thrive.

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