The Edo State Police have arrested a traditional ruler of Sasaro, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the state after a police rifle was found in his bedroom.
According to reports, trouble started on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 when a member of the community, who works in a quarry company owned by some Lebanese, drowned in a river.
His employers went to the community leaders to report the matter, but youths attacked them and seized the quarry owners while the two police officers in their entourage escaped.
The police returned with reinforcements to rescue the expatriates. As they searched the area they found one of their missing rifles in the traditional ruler’s bedroom.
He was immediately arrested and taken to Igarra Police Station from where he was transferred to the state Police Headquarters, Benin, for further investigation.