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Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Remands 7 Suspects Over Alleged Illegal Possession Of Firearms

A Benin City High Court, (Vocation Court One), Edo State, has remanded seven suspects nabbed by the Police with illegal firearms during the invasion of the Edo State House of Assembly complex on August 6.

The suspects were identified as Festus Agbonrenren (25 years), Odion Osayande (23 years), Ogbeiwe Wilfred (52 years), Morgan Uwaigboe (47 years), Osayomore Salami (25 years), Ifeoluwa Oladele (36 years), and Iginobaro Collins (26 years).

They were allegedly arrested within the premises of the Edo Assembly complex with five double-barrel long guns, two single barrel long guns, and 10 live cartridges.

The presiding Judge, Efe Ikponmwonba, on Monday, ordered that they be remanded in Police custody pending the determination of the case today, August 25.


The judge also ordered that the suspects should not be brought to court during the next sitting but kept in custody where developments on the case will be relayed to them by their legal representatives.

The Police had on August 6 taken over the complex following a reported threat of an attack.

The development led to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) accusing one another of being responsible for the invasion of the complex.

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