Tuesday, the Edo State Police Command announced the arrest of Favour Oyhou in Auchi for allegedly murdering her boyfriend, Paul Handsome.
State Deputy Police Public Relations, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, stated in a statement that men of the command freed three traditional worshippers who had been kidnapped on 25 July 2022.
He stated, “Following the reported stabbing death of 25-year-old Paul Handsome by his girlfriend, Favour Oyhou, in Auchi, Edo State on July 23, 2022 at approximately 7.30 p.m., the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, immediately ordered the Area Commander and the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Auchi to smoke out the fleeing girl unharmed. The suspect was caught in Benin on July 25, 2022, about 10:45 p.m., following reliable intelligence collecting by command personnel.
On the second instance, he stated, “On July 25, 2022, around 1:00 p.m., the Edo State Police Command rescued three kidnapped traditional worshippers as part of its increased effort to halt the surge of violent crime in the state, particularly kidnapping.
“Through its divisional headquarters in Ugo, the command received a report that three traditional worshippers who had gone to a river along the Benin-Abraka Road for prayers had been kidnapped by armed persons suspected of being kidnappers.
“Upon receiving the information, the Divisional Police Officer, Ugo, quickly dispatched his agents to the crime scene in pursuit of the perpetrators and probable rescue of the victims.” As soon as the criminals realized the agents were on their track, they abandoned their victims and fled into the woods.
“Since then, the victims have been reunited with their families, while intensive bush scouring continues to neutralize or apprehend the criminals.”
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