The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have arrested a 46-year-old cleric and a 49-year-old native doctor for being in possession of a firearm in Edo.
George Edem, commandant of the Corps in the state, disclosed to newsmen in Benin on Friday that the suspects were arrested by personnel of the command in Okoko, near Nifor in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of the state.
He also said that suspects who were arrested on Thursday specialize in robbing unsuspecting members of the public on motorcycles.
He said: ”Their modus operandi is to pick passengers with Okada, take them into the bush and rob them at gunpoint. They were arrested during one of their operations,”.
Members of the public are required to avail the corps with information to enable the command to bring to book more suspects and criminal elements in the state.
“the suspects would be handed over to the relevant security agency for prosecution and possible conviction on completion of the investigation.”