Most wanted suspected kidnapper that have been terrorising Edo and part of Delta states have finally fallen into police net.
23-year-old Stanley Omeregie had been declared wanted by the Edo State police command for series of alleged kidnapping and armed robbery along Lagos/Benin bypass.
The suspect, described by the police as most wanted had been alegedly operating with reckless abandon until nemesis caught up with him at Boji-Boji area of Agbor, Delta State, after a fierce gun duel with the anti-kidnapping unit of the state command.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Folusho Adebanjo who confirmed the arrest told Crime Watch that the suspect was really notorious and had been declared wanted for various offences ranging from kidnapping to armed robbery.
The Commissioner said: “Most of his gang members have been in the police custody while some died during exchange of gun fire with the police. Yet, he keeps recruiting more members.
“That boy Stanley, a.k.a General, has confessed that he was responsible for October 14, 2013 kidnap of a mechanical Engineer, Godspower Onwuboha at Evbarekide Spare Parts area, Textile Mill Road, Benin. He allegedly collected millions of money as ransom.
“He also confessed that he was responsible for the kidnap of one Daniel Uduagemeh who he collected millions of naira as ransom too. He kidnapped another victim on Benin-Akure road and collected N2 million ransoms. He one time abducted a school teacher and her two children in Delta State but the victims were rescued at Ahor community along Benin Bypass.
Adebanjo said recently, his men confronted the suspect and his gang in Ahor forest where two members of the gang lost their lives to the superior firepower of the police. The two-gang members who died during encounter with my men were Nosa and Shakira.
He said one AK 47 rifle, 103 rounds of AK 47 live ammunition, two English pump action guns with 99 lives cartridges, one locally made pistol, one double barrel gun and three pump action guns were recovered from the suspect.
Meanwhile there was wild jubilation in Benin over the final arrest of Stanley Omoregie a.k.a General who has instilled fear in the mind of the people.