A Pastor, Sunday Edino has been arrested alongside his accomplices for stealing medical equipment in Lokoja.
Edino was arrested by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Ede Ayuba and his men on Monday.Medical equipment worth over N1.2b kept in a warehouse in Lokoja were vandalized and looted by hoodlums. The hoodlums carted away some CT/MRI machines and other equipment while others were retrieved from bushes around the warehouse.
The Commissioner of police in Kogi State and his men swiftly launched a manhunt for the criminals which led to the arrest of Edino.
Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello had earlier warned that youths should conduct themselves peacefully while protesting but threatened that his administration will not spare the protesters should they engage in criminal activities.
The #EndSARS protest has been under control in Kogi State owing to the fact the state governor, Yahaya Bello had earlier lent his voice in support of the youths who were protesting against police brutality across the nation.
However, hoodlums invaded the Agricultural Development Project office along Lokoja-Okene road in the early hours of Monday and carted away fertilizers and other agrochemicals procured to assist farmers.The hoodlums extended the looting to another warehouse where relief materials for flood affected persons were kept.
They carted away materials such as mattresses, roofing sheets, beddings etc.