The Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Johnson Kokumo, says it has arrested 44 suspects for various crimes in the state.

Speaking to newsmen, the commissioner stated that the suspects were arrested in different parts of the state between June and July.

According to NAN, he said the suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism.

He disclosed that arms and ammunition recovered from the suspects include double barrel riffles, cartridges, locally made pistols, as well as battle axe.

Other items recovered from them include three computer sets, and telephone handsets.

The CP further said that in continuation of the mop-up of illegal arms and ammunition in circulation earlier initiated in March and in compliance with I-G Ibrahim Idris directive that some arms were mopped up.

He disclosed that the arms include one dismantled Jojeff pump action rifle, three locally made single barrel guns, one fabricated gun and 11 live cartridges.

Kokumo also said that two suspects were arrested during the mop-up.


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