Two teenagers, who were arrested for alleged armed robbery and secret cult activities by operatives of the Edo State Police Command, were paraded in Benin, Tuesday.
The teenagers, Osayame Osamede and Junior Godbless (both 15 years), were arrested alongside two others for alleged robbery while armed with guns.
It was gathered that three members of the gang, including one of the teenagers, were arrested during a robbery operation
Osamede, the other teenager, a JSS 3 student of Army Day Secondary School, in Benin, was however picked up at his father’s house by police operatives, following confession by other members of the gang that he and his elder brother who is now at large, procured the locally cut-to-size gun with which they robbed their victims during the yuletide period.
Members of the gang were said to have dispossessed hheir victimse of valuables, including mobile phones.
On his part, Junior Godbless, who confessed to his involvement in the crime, told our correspondent that he was arrested with two other members during his second robbery operation.
Other members of the gang also confessed to their illicit business.
The four-man robbery gang, were among the 85 suspects, ranging from kidnappers, armed robbers, murderers, cultists and impersonation, paraded at the Command headquarters in Benin, by Edo State Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu.
The CP who urged parents to always monitor activities of their children, reiterated the readiness of his operatives to make the State safe for its inhabitants.
He admonished parents to always monitor movement of their children with a view to preventing them from engaging in criminal activities.
He noted that the yuletide period was devoid of criminal incidents because the police fought crime to a standstill.
Gwandu said that all suspects will be charged to relevant courts as soon as investigations are concluded.