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NSCDC: 108 Suspects Arrested In Edo

It was reported that the state commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Edo, Mr Makinde Ayinla, revealed on Monday that about 108 suspects were arrested for various crimes between January and December 2018 Ayinla said that the suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from vandalism, armed robbery, and kidnapping to…”
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January 21, 2019 4:15 pm

It was reported that the state commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Edo, Mr Makinde Ayinla, revealed on Monday that about 108 suspects were arrested for various crimes between January and December 2018

Ayinla said that the suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from vandalism, armed robbery, and kidnapping to human trafficking, prostitution and trafficking in illicit drugs.

He further disclosed that the command within the period under review destroyed 40 illegal refineries in the three senatorial districts of the state. The state commandant said about 700,000 litres of suspected illegally refined petroleum product was seized and destroyed. ]

He said the command’s Anti-Fraud Unit, recovered about N4.8 million from fraudsters within the period. Ayinla said the amount was recovered from job scammers, loan defaulters and people who breached trust and contract. He said that the command also ensured that only registered private guard companies operated in the state. He added that the command in fulfillment of its core mandate protected national critical assets in Edo and effectively managed crises and disasters especially herdsmen/farmers conflicts.

Ayinla further explained that the command secured 12 convictions within the period while 17 cases were still pending in courts. He said several seminars were held by the command to sensitize the general public on the the menace of human trafficking.

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