Police Arrest One Of The Poll Snatchers Who Killed Two Voters In Edo
One of many suspected poll snatchers who killed two voters at a polling unit throughout the February 25 presidential elections in Edo state has been arrested by the police.
The suspect, Ehiozomwangie Omoregbe, 34, and his gang invaded the polling unit on the Benin-Sapele highway in Ogheghe neighborhood in Ikpoba Okha LGA and snatched poll bosses for his or her unknown principal.
The hoodlums shot into the voting centre to disperse voters; nonetheless, a stray bullet hit three voters together with Mrs Elizabeth Owie and Idahosa Festus Ekhuorutomwen, who died on the spot whereas the final one miraculously survived.
Late Idahosa, 25, was a graduate of Materials and Mythological Engineering from the Federal College of Know-how, Akure, Ondo State, whereas Elizabeth was the mom of three youngsters.
Edo police have been trying to find the perpetrators since 25 February, and thru intelligence gathering by the Anti-kidnapping and Cybercrime Unit, Omoregbe was arrested.
Different recognized suspects now at giant embody Ernest Skube, Aimienogho, popularly referred to as Adviser, Victor, additionally referred to as Junior Ajaka and one Festus.
The suspect who was arrested on 17 Might 2023, claimed that their intention was to grab bins however that one in every of his gang members as a substitute of taking pictures into the air directed his gun at folks.
“I used to be with my buddies within the night of 25 February 2023 once they have been quarrelling with one in every of us that as a substitute of taking pictures into the air, right here simply used the nozzle of the gun to face folks within the crowd. They accused him of killing folks. It was not the intention to kill anybody however to grab the poll bins.” he stated.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the arrest to the Each day Belief.
“I wish to guarantee the those who different individuals named within the homicide of the 2 individuals will likely be fished out and made to face the total wrath of the legislation,” the PPRO added.