BENIN – Unknown gunmen have stormed the family house of Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu on Saturday, December 28.
Shaihu who comes from Jattu in Estako West local government area built his country home opposite his family house, The Nation reports.
According to the newspaper, the residents in the house were sleeping when the gunmen struck. However, neighbours were able to chase the gunmen away and one of them identified as Victor John was arrested.
A police source that spoke to The Nation also named other suspects which include Uche Ogoke, Monday Kingsley, Pius Lucky and Sunday Goodluck.
The source said all other suspects were arrested at different locations while dangerous arms and harmful substances were recovered from them. It should be noted that one of who goes by the name Emeka escaped.
A family source disclosed the same to the media adding the the arrest of Victor led to the location where the rest of the members were caught.
When contacted, the deputy governor confirmed the incident and said the suspects were already making statements at the police station.
The suspects were being transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further interrogation.