By Julie-Gold Tomfawei, Benin
A man, Bestman Momodu, 22, who was alleged to have killed his father over a stick of cigarette, was among suspects paraded by the Police in Benin City, in Edo State. Momodu killed his father, Zuberu Momodu, with a machete after an argument ensued between them over his missing cigarette.
The suspect, who hailed from Ubiane Aviele town, in Etsako West Local Government Area, confessed to the crime and claimed it was a mistake. The other suspects, the Police said, were arrested for sundry crimes, including armed robbery, kidnapping, murder, unathorised possession of firearms, rape, cultism, product counterfeiting.
Items said to have been recovered from there were 17 assorted guns, 48 live cartridges, three cars, one lifan motor cycle, a battle axe and a cutlass.
Commissioner of Police for the State, Foluso Adebanjo, cautioned residents to be wary for the ‘ember months.’
He urged them to give useful security information to the Police.