The Edo State Police Command said it has arrested three suspected armed robbers, also believed to be members of the Eiye Confraternity.
The spokesman of the Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, a Superintendent of Police, made this known in a statement.
In the statement on Monday, Nwabuzor said on November 27, 2022 at about 11:30am, operatives of the Anti-Robbery team of Ugbekun Divisional Police Headquarters, Benin City, Edo State stormed a particular Hotel along Enomayo, Off Upper Sakponba Road, Benin City and arrested 34-year-old Bright Omonowa; Clifford Patrick, 22; and Issac Peter, 23.
Items recovered from them were one cut-to-size locally-made gun and one Black Beret from Eiye Secret Cult Confraternity.
Nwabuzor said: “The operation followed credible intelligence on the suspects’ clandestine meeting in the hotel.
“To this end, the Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, Mohammed Dankwara, warns members of the various secret cult confraternity and their sponsors to desist from their impious activities in the State or be ready to face severe punishments.
“The CP reiterated his commitment to fighting arduously to see that crimes and criminality are reduced to the barest possible minimum, if not totally eradicated in order to pave way for the peace and tranquillity Edo State is known for.”