Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have arrested one Glory Ikponmwosa aka Shina Rambo, who’s allegedly infamous for land grabbing, kidnapping amongst different crimes within the state.
SaharaReporters learnt that the suspect allegedly engaged the officers in a three-hour gun battle earlier than he was ultimately subdued by the officers.
Ikponmwosa was additionally stated to have challenged the state authorities for signing the Edo State Private Property Protection legislation 2021, which abolished Okahele, a violent group he created.
He was additionally alleged to be concerned in serial assassinations, sponsorship of violence in communities, kidnapping, stockpiling of arms amongst others.
A supply stated, ”One Glory Ikponmwosa a.ok.a Shina Rambo was arrested round 2am on Thursday by a mixed workforce of cops from the Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja. Before his eventual arrest, he had engaged the police in a critical gun duel that lasted for over three hours.
“Items recovered from the suspect include ammunition, bullets and cartridges. Reliable information reveals that he was arrested for alleged serial assassinations, sponsorship of violence in communities, kidnapping, stockpiling of arms (including sophisticated weapons like Ak-47) etc.
“The said Glory Ikponmwosa was also the head of the association of Okahele in Edo state, a violent group he created after the abolition of community development association in Edo State. Of recent, the said Glory Ikponmwosa has also led and sponsored a futile protest to the Palace of the revered Oba of Benin, against the Edo state government for signing into law the Edo State Private Property Protection law 2021, which abolished the group known as Okahele.
“Several petitions are bothering on criminality spread across various police divisions in Edo state against him but he has always evaded arrest. The numerous victims of his reign of terror are crying to the Inspector-General of Police for justice as the said suspect has boasted openly that he has some policemen in his payroll.”