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[JUST IN] Edo Assembly Crisis: Police Arrest Seven Hoodlums With Firearms

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Edo Assembly Crisis: Police Arrest Seven Hoodlums With Firearms
Edo Assembly Crisis: Police Arrest Seven Hoodlums With Firearms

Seven suspects have been arrested by the Police in in connection to the unrest at the House of Assembly in on Thursday.

It was gathered on that the suspected thugs had prevented the 17 elected lawmakers who attempted to make their way to the House for plenary early on Thursday.

The lawmakers later retreated to an undisclosed location in Benin City where they elected a new Speaker, Mr , and impeached, Mr Frank Okiye.

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The thugs 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) were arrested with five double-barrel long guns, two single barrel long guns, and ten live cartridges within the premises of the Assembly complex.

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The state , Mr Johnson Kokumo, said he was busy when our correspondent contacted him, but the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, said he had not been authorised to speak on the matter.

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