Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Man, 27, Nabbed for Robbing Prostitute in Edo

THE Edo State Police Command has arrested one Efe Monday for allegedly robbing a commercial sex worker after a round of sex in Benin, the state capital. It was learnt that the 27-year-old suspected robber had approached the woman at a hotel in Ofunmwegbe town where he demanded her services.

According to a source, Monday had negotiated a price and reached an agreement with the commercial sex worker, after which she offered him her services.

But the suspect was said to have suddenly pulled a gun and ordered her to surrender the valuable items in her possession to him. It was gathered that he dispossessed his victim of her belongings, after threatening to kill her if she did not yield to his demand.

It was also learnt that the victim, seeing that her valuables had been forcefully taken away from her, raised the alarm, leading to the arrest of the suspect by some policemen and a vigilance group operatives in the area.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Osifo Abiodun, who confirmed the arrest while parading 75 suspected armed robbers and cultists, said a locally-made pistol was recovered from the suspect.

Abiodun said, “On February 27, 2016, at about 11.40pm, a commercial sex worker, reported that she was sitting in front of a hotel in Ofunmwegbe town. One Efe Monday, aged 27, approached her for sex.

“While they were inside the room, the suspect, with the aid of a locally-made pistol, robbed her of her belongings.

“Immediately the suspect left the room, she raised the alarm, which attracted police operatives and members of a vigilance group in the area and he was arrested. The suspect confessed to the crime.”

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