Jethro Ibileke/Benin


Eagle-eyed security operatives attached to the Edo State Government House Friday night foiled an attempt by one of the drivers in the convoy of the State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, to break into the Accounts Section of the Government House.Oshiomhole

The security operatives who were on routine check were said to have noticed the suspect cutting off protectors in the accounts office. But on sighting the operatives, the suspected thief tried to escape, unknown to him that he had already been identified by the security men who followed him up and apprehended him.

He was promptly handed over to police at the Aideyan Police Station in Benin.

A top security source in Government House who disclosed how the incident happened, said “policemen were going on routine duty and noticed somebody attempting to break into the account office and foiled the attempt.

“I am very proud of my men”, the source said, adding that a discreet investigation would be carried out to
ascertain whether the driver acted alone or in concert with others.

Confirming the incident, Edo State Police Command spokesman, DSP Stephen Onwuchei, said “there was a report of such nature. It is still at investigation level. The Commissioner of Police has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department(CID) to take over the investigation.

“As I speak with you, the DC State CID should be in Government House to visit the scene of crime,” Onwuchei said.

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