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Edo Govt House Police Escort Driver Arrested While Trying to Break-into Vault



BENIN—SECURITY operatives attached to Edo State Government House, weekend, arrested one of the escort drivers attached to the convoy of Governor Adams Oshiomhole who attempted to break into the Accounts section at midnight

The said escort driver, a police officer, was arrested with welding machines and other equipment with which he tried to break into the vault.
However, luck ran out on him as one of the security men attached to Government House heard a loud noise from that section and ran to the scene.

The security officer who saw the thief with his torch, was shocked when he saw the face of the suspect to be that of the escort driver.

To even exhibit his determination to succeed in his mission, the suspect was said to have pleaded with the man who caught him to join him in the operation, promising to share the spoils equitably.

Vanguard learned that his comment infuriated the security man who caught him and subsequently alerted other security men who cordoned off the premises to prevent the suspect from escaping.

It was gathered that when the suspect realized that the game was up, he tried to scale the fence but was apprehended by the vigilant security operatives at Government House and was handed over to police at Aideyan Police Station in Benin.

When contacted, Edo State Police Command spokesman, DSP Stephen Onwuchei, confirmed the incident, saying: “There was a report of such nature which is at investigation level.

“The Commissioner of Police has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID, to take over the investigation. As I speak with you, the DC State CID should be at Government House to visit the scene of crime.”