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Police arrest nine-month-old pregnant woman, others over armed robbery in Edo


The Edo state police command has arrested three suspects including a 9-month-old pregnant woman over alleged armed robbery.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Chidi Nwabuzor confirmed the arrest of the suspects to newsmen.

The suspects were identified as Jumoke Akanbieme, Osagiede Izevbokun and Godfrey Okonide.

Nwabuzor while speaking on the operations of the suspects disclosed that the two male suspects usually place the woman on the roadside pretending to be in labour for unsuspecting road users to stop and then they will attack and rob.

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The Police spokesman further stated that;

”A man driving a Toyota Car met the lady at M.M Way in Benin and stopped to help. The men later alighted and forced the man to drive to Upper SAKPOBA road where the car was snatched. The car was to be dismantled ås spare parts for sale when the police from Ugbekun Division swooped in on them and arrested the suspects.”

Nwabuzor added that many cars have been snatched by the syndicate in the same manner.

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When interrogated, the pregnant woman claimed her man lured her into the crime.