Nigeria

Official: NSCDC arrests 41 suspect in Edo in three months

The Controller-General (CG)of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Audi, has set up a committee of enquiry to investigate individuals or group of persons behind the ‘fake’ 2019/2021 replacement and recruitment supplementary list currently in circulation on social media.

Mr Aniekan Udoeyop, Commandant, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Edo command, said no fewer than 41 suspects have been arrested for various crimes in the state within his first 100 days in office.

Udoeyop disclosed this in Benin on Friday while giving his scorecard as part of activities to mark his first 100 days in office.

He disclosed that those arrested include 21 suspects for alleged illegal dealing and transportation of petroleum products, four suspects for allegedly operating Private Guards Company (PGC).

He also said that three suspects were arrested for JAMB examination malpractice, one suspect was arrested for falsification of COVID-19 results, and eight suspects for alleged stealing and child theft.

He further disclosed that four suspects were arrested in connection with possession of hard drugs, adding that the suspects have been handed over to the state command of the NDLEA.

The commandant noted that on the assumption of office on June 14, he was confronted with a command that was “a work in progress”.

“I set about the job, holding interactive meetings with officers and men of the command.

“In the course of my interaction, I discovered some lapses which led me to take some necessary steps for effectiveness and optimum productivity.

“Today 100 days after, we have these modest achievements to show, and I dare say that we will not relent in recording more successes.”

Udoeyop noted that the various departments and units of the command have done creditably working tirelessly with the limited available resources to combat crime and make the state peaceful.

He further disclosed that within the period a kind-spirited individual donated a Hilux van to the command while the command refurbished five other vehicles for operational use in the command.

He also said that the female combat squad and quick intervention squad of the command as directed by the Commandant General have been inaugurated and had their passing out parade.

Newsmen report that as part of activities marking the day, the Commandant and his management team visited an orphanage.

They donated food items, beverages and toiletries to the residents.

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