The Edo State Police Command has invited 24 people as Persons of Interest


The Edo State Police Command has invited 24 people as Persons of Interest in the ongoing repossession of the government acquired Irhirhi-Obazagbon-Ogheghe community land. Amongst those invited is the managing director of a popular estate management firm, DePrince Builders.

Below is the official Police statement:

The Edo state Police Command is inundated with petitions from members of the public following the repossession exercise at the New Town Development along Irhirhi-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road, the Command has received complaints and petitions with the names of certain individuals reoccurring as Persons of Interest who allegedly sold land in the area to unsuspecting members of the public.

We, therefore, by this notice, invite the under-listed persons to present themselves and report to the Edo State Commissioner of Police, at the State Headquarters, to provide clarifications on their involvement or otherwise in the sale of Land in the area on or before Friday, 14 October 2022, Venue: Office of the Commissioner of Police, Edo State Police Command, Benin-City.


1.Amos Abie
2.Osasu Monday
3.Shiney Enofe
4.Austin Awotu
5.Barron Awotu
6..Kingsley Efeguele AKA Agree
8.Jolly Abie
9.Collins Abie
10.Oboh Monday
11.Jonan Ikporikpo
13.Mark Awotu
14.Success Sunday
15.Gideon Monday
16.Osaze Omomo
17.Osaro Uwaifo
18.Cyril Omoregie, Managing Director/CEO DePrince Builders
19.Aideyan Godwin
20.Festus Ekenaye Edegbe
21.Osakpamwan Idemudia
22.Odion Igbinadolor AKA Meshele
23.Osamudiamen Ohobama AKA Mon
24.Osagie Enofe

As the investigation progresses, more Persons of Interest will be invited to report to the Commissioner of Police in his office, to come and make clarifications on their roles.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Edo State, CP Abutu Yaro fdc appeals to the members of the communities involved to remain calm and law-abiding as the State Government is willing to resolve the issues amicably.


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