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Edo State Police Command has arrested an illegal dealer of explosives and recovered explosives from the suspect.

The suspect, 46-year-old Michael Akhigbe, was arrested on Wednesday during a stop and search routine along Auchi/Aghenebode Road.

“Operatives of the Command attached to Fugar Divisional Headquarters while on routine patrol along Auchi/Aghenebode Road, intercepted a Sienna bus en route
Aghenebode with ten passengers. An on-the-spot search was conducted and items suspected to be explosive devices were found in the bag of one of the passengers,
Michael Akhigbe, a native of Iyuku Uzairue, Auchi in Etsako West LGA of Edo State,” the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, stated.

Five high explosive 60mm and 50 supreme card relay were recovered from the suspect’s bag.

According to the Police, the suspect is cooperating and further investigation has led to the arrest of two more suspects, identified as 45-year-old Yesufu Blessing and 35-year-old Haruna Braimah.

The CP has directed the Command’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD) to take over the recovered explosive devices for technical analysis while the
investigation continues. He assures residents of the State to be calm and go about their lawful businesses.

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