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Published On: Mon, Aug 19th, 2019

Edo: Prisoners who killed 3 cops moved to special detention facility -Police

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By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Danmallam Mohammed has disclosed that some prisoners in Oko Medium prison in Benin have been relocated to a detention facility outside the State.
The measure was in response to a foiled jail break at the detention facility by hoodlums who attempted to secure the release of some inmates held in connection with the foiled jail break which occurred on July 26, 2019.
The suspects are Amos Isuku (35), Oheneme Kingsley (40), Raphael Ebisin (40) were responsible for the attack and killing of for three policemen in the line of duty before abducting the Managing Director of Ogba Zoological Gardens in Benin, Mr Andy Ehanire who is a sibling to a Minister designate on September 24, 2017.
The Commissioner said this while parading the three suspects arrested by the State Command at the police headquarters at the weekend in Benin City.
He disclosed that the suspects were arrested, following the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT that some hoodlums had concluded plans to storm and break Oko prison.
He said: “The intention of the hoodlums was to use dynamites and improvised explosive devices, IED, to blow up the facility with a view to liberate some of their gang members detained since December 2017 for kidnapping, murder, and other sundry crimes.
According to him, “One long gun and an Infinix phone was recovered from the suspects while one Nokia 3300 and FERO Android phone with MTN number 0810-104-1817 and 0816-874-420 respectively were recovered from Prison Officers. The leader of the 3-man gang, Amos Isuku, 35-year-old, alleged that he was contacted to by one Ohonleme Wisdom who was his former neighbour at Ihievbe in Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State.”

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