The Edo State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Makinde Ayinla on on Friday said the Edo command made no fewer than 1,314 arrest in 2019.
He disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin while reviewing the activities of the command in 2019. Ayinla noted that the suspects were arrested for committing offenses ranging from illegal mining, vandalism, armed robbery, cultism, farmers-herders clash, to prostitution.
The State Commandant of the Corps, Mr. Makinde Ayinla said the command resolved 200 conflict cases, secured 16 convictions out of the 36 cases of suspects prosecuted and had 15 cases still pending in courts.
The commandant also disclosed that about 50 cases involving suspected armed robbery and recovery of stolen vehicles were transferred to the Edo Command of the Nigeria Police Force.
“Also, about 15 cases of human trafficking were similarly transferred to the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons. “We also transferred 10 cases that fell under the purview of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria to the agency,” Ayinla said.