In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 30th, June, 2020

Tragedy As Kidnappers Kill Medical Physician And Son After Accumulating N7.5m Ransom From Household

Tragedy As Kidnappers Kill Medical Doctor And Son After Collecting N7.5m Ransom From Family


Tragedy As Kidnappers Kill Medical Physician And Son After Accumulating N7.5m Ransom From Household

Police Operatives of the Intelligence Response Staff have arrested two suspects for the kidnap and homicide of a Medical Physician, Audu Benedict, his son and one in every of his associates in Katsina-ala LGA, Benue State whereas travelling from Taraba State to Abuja on  March 10, 2019.

Based on a press release from the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Drive, Frank Mba, the suspects, Henry Terkula Gwa, 25, from Donga LGA of Benue State and Terhile Tsavbe, 30, from Gawa village, Katsina-ala LGA of Benue State had been arrested on June 6 and 11, 2020, following intense seek for the victims and manhunt for the perpetrators by the Police crew.

Mba stated investigations by the police revealed that the legal gang collected 7.5million naira as ransom from the households of the victims as a situation for his or her launch. The suspects pressured the late Dr Audu Benedict to difficulty them a cheque of N500,000.000 which they cashed in a industrial financial institution in Gboko city, Benue State. Subsequently, the suspects killed the three (three) victims and had them buried in a shallow grave at Gawa in Katsina-ala LGA of Benue State.

Whereas effort is being intensified to arrest different suspects nonetheless at massive, the police crew is on the verge of exhuming the stays of the slain victims.  

In an analogous growth, the Police have arrested 25 different legal suspects for his or her involvements in various instances of kidnapping, armed theft and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms at the moment underneath investigations. The suspects are members of high-profile legal gangs terrorizing communities and main highways of the North-Central and North-West states of the nation.

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Reveals recovered by the police crew from the suspects embrace: 6 AK47 rifles, three (three) domestically fabricated pump motion weapons, One (1) domestically fabricated pistol, 2 dane weapons, 55 rounds of AK47 ammunition, four empty magazines, one (1) laptop computer pc and One (1) Toyota Corolla Automobile with REG No. MKD 13 RC.   


Mba stated all of the suspects will likely be charged to court docket on the conclusion of investigations.

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