“I bought my AK-47 from the Soldier for $ 300,000.” Admit suspicion.
The suspected kidnapper said he bought an AK-47 pistol from a Nigerian soldier, which he used for the operation.
The 34-year-old kidnapper suspect, named Sampson Ebiovei from Ofunama, southwestern Ovia’s municipal district in Edo state, was seized by police with an AK-47 assault rifle along with 88 rounds of rounds.
He also admitted that a soldier serving in Maidugiru in Borno State sold him a gun for $ 300,000. New Police Commissioner Philip Ogbadu, speaking Friday on Ebioway and other suspects in the Edo State Police Command in Benin City, said the command, chaired by the Chief of Police, had achieved some modest results from January 13 to February 4.
Talking about his alleged involvement in the kidnapping, Ebioway, who has three wives and four children, said he was originally caught as part of the federal government’s amnesty program for repentant militants in the Niger Delta, but was detained three months later because he refused to pay bribes. his uncle who helped him. And, angrily, he contacted a friend of the soldiers on duty in Maiduguri, who sold him a $ 300,000 pistol along with 88 rounds. “I used to be caught under the federal government’s amnesty program and was paid $ 65,000 a month, but my uncle, who helped me get a job, said he wanted to raise 20,000 N of that money.
“However, since I said no, he removed my name from the program.” I bought weapons to fight the oil companies for us because they refused to give us jobs, ”he said. Highlighting his accomplishments since arriving in Benin, Ogbadu said commanders had arrested 26 sectarian suspects; 17 armed thieves; 11 abduction suspects. and six murder suspects. Among others, five people were arrested for assault and one person for rape. He said the command also seized 119 live ammunition and eight vehicles, among others. According to Ogbadu, the team will work with local hunters, vigilante groups and sister agencies to reduce crime rates in the state.
“We will deploy patrols and carry out anti-crime operations around the blackheads identified in the state and comb through “Among other things, our municipality has started stakeholder meetings that will be held regularly to review the security situation.” The PGI Public Police Philosophy will promote the development of an intelligence-driven police force. ” The Command announced.