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On Monday, September 13th, 2021, the Otukpo Community Volunteer Guards (Asa Beat) raided the hiding of a suspected notorious criminal and recovered big things worth millions of Naira from his property at Ole’ena village, ASA; near NTA office, Otukpo local government area of Benue State.
The suspect, Mr. Moses Godwin, in the company of his elder brother, Mr. Michael Godwin, who has been terrorising residents of Otukpo and its environs, specialise in breaking into people’s homes and robbing them of their belongings. Luck however ran out of them when the team of the Asa Beat led by the commander Comrade, Uloko George launched a manhunt for the kingpin, after a tip-off, only to discover the uncompleted building which the suspects uses as a warehouse for their stolen items.
The suspect is said to have fled his home before the arrival of the security. His wife, Mrs. Queen Godwin, said she saw her husband last on Sunday evening, after a meeting with his friends at his residence.
Mr. Michael Godwin, the kingpin’s elder brother and his sister were arrested and handed over to the Nigerian Police, Otukpo Division.
Reacting to the development, the Executive Chairman of Otukpo Local Government, Hon. George Alli, gave Kudos to the Otukpo Community Volunteer Guards (Asa Beat) and the Police for the success of the raid.
Alli urged residents of Otukpo Local Government to go about their businesses without fear and to report any suspicious movement around their environment to security agencies
Items recovered from the kingpin’ hideout includes goats, wheelbarrows, bicycles, generator sets, plasma televisions in large numbers, motorcycles, street lights, solar panels and inverters, furniture, mattresses, pots and other kitchen utensils, foreign doors, GEE-PEE tanks and drums, industrial fans, home tiles in cartons, foreign cabinets and room dividers, jacko sprayer, DVDs and Home theatre sets, brand new ceiling fans, copper wiring wires, plasma television sets, laptop computers and other items too numerous to mention.
According to the Council Boss, once the investigation is concluded, a date will be announced for members of the public to come and identify their missing items with proof of ownership.