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Identity Of Eight Edo Train Attack Suspects Charged With Kidnapping Revealed

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The Edo State Police Command has charged eight suspects in the Edo Train attack with kidnapping over twenty passengers on January 7, 2023.

Remember that on January 7, 2023, gunmen stormed Igueben Train Station in Edo Central.

Two village chiefs and five others were arrested in connection with the abduction on Wednesday, according to police.

The state police command also stated that all of the victims who had been abducted by the gunmen had been rescued.

A court document obtained by Punch revealed that the suspects, Ibadin Hamilton, Ighoko Odion, Okojie Ewa, Okie Patrick, Friday Ighedujiemu, Halilu Umaru, Aminu Ibrahim, and Isah Aliyu, were charged with criminal conspiracy and kidnapping.

The Legal Section State Criminal Investigation Department, Police Headquarters, Benin City, filed the charge sheet on January 17, 2023.

Odion, 62, Ewa, 58, Patrick, 42, Ighedujiemu, 51, Hamilton, 59, Umaru, 28, Ibrahim, 25, and Aliyu, 25, all male, conspired to kidnap the victims with the expectation of receiving N20 million from their relatives as a ransom for their release, according to the document.

Count one reads;

That you Ighoko Odion, Okojie Ewa, Okie Patrick, Friday Ighedujiemu, Ibadin Hamilton, Halilu Umaru, Aminu Ibrahim, Isah Aliyu, and others now at large, on or about the 16th day of January 2023 at about 12:00 hours at the Nigerian Rail Way Station, Igueben, Edo State, in the Benn Judicial Division, did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: Kidnapping and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 5 and punishable under Section 2 (1) (2) of the Kidnapping Prohibition (Amendment) Law of Edo State, 2013.

Count two reads;

That you Ighoko Odion, Okojie Ewa, Okie Patrick, Friday Ighedujiemu, Ibadin Hamilton, Halilu Umaru, Aminu Ibrahim, Isah Aliyu, and others now at large, on or about the 16th day of January 2023 at about 12:00 hours at the Nigerian Rail Way Station, Igueben, Edo State, in the Benn Judicial Division, while armed with guns and other dangerous weapon, did attack and kidnapped passengers inside the train to an unknown destination till now with the intent to receive ransom payment of N20,000,000.00 before release from your captivity and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 2 (1), (2) of the kidnapping Prohibition (Amendhent) Law of Edo State, 2013.

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