Police operatives of the Edo state police command has apprehended an old woman with about 68 Live Cartridges which was so had to believe even after he confessed to crime, the woman after she was arrested was charged to court to face her crime.
The 80 year old woman identified as, Comfort Izedemwe, who was caught in Evbuoriaria village Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State on October 16 with 68 live cartridges by the state Police Command and has been arraigned at Evbuoriaria Magistrate Court.
According to the police the old woman almost escaped arrest if not for the effort of their intelligent officers who stop at nothing but to search the old woman.
The police added that before the arrested the woman she was looking as if she was coming back from farm, not knowing that she was with this amunitions.
The prosecutor, Insp. Aigbedion Obakpobor, explained to the court how the old woman with her accomplice, Stella Omobude, 48, were apprehended, stating that the offence committed by the octogenarian was punishable under Section 3 (1) of the robbery and firearms code (special provision) Act, Cap Rll, Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
While speaking in the court the woman and her accomplices pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs. N. P. Edogun noted that the court lack power to give the accused person bail and postponed the case till further notice.
The suspect was taken back to the police cell but the question is why would a woman of this age go into such an act even when she knew that is against the law to commit such crime.
For sure even with her age she will not escape the law.
The police inspector incharge of the case has assured that the police WI work hard in making sure that criminals are tackled and eradicated in the state.