Gunmen Storm Edo Deputy Governor’s Family House

Police arrests five
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Gunmen Storm Edo Deputy Governor's Family House
Gunmen Storm Deputy Governor’s Family House

The family house of state deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, was invaded by gunmen on Saturday.

It was gathered that residents in the house were sleeping when the robbers struck.

Shaibu, who hails from Jattu in Estako West Local Government Area, built his country home opposite his family house.

Eyewitness accounts said neighbours were able to chase the gunmen away while one of them was arrested.

The name of the arrested suspect was given as Victor Johlear. Police sources said Victor named other suspects to include Uche Ogoke, Monday Kingsley, Pius Lucky and Sunday Goodluck.

The source added that all other suspects were arrested at different locations while items such as a cut-to-size locally-made gun, gun powder and weeds suspected to be marijuana were recovered from the suspects.

One of the suspects identified as Emeka, however, escaped.

A family source said it was the policemen at Shaibu’s residence that arrested Victor after they scaled the fence.

A source in the police, however, said Victor led them to his house where other suspects were arrested.

When contacted, Shaibu confirmed the incident, saying the suspects were already helping the police with their investigation.

It was learnt that the suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further interrogation.


Adelowo Adegboyega
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