April 1, 2023

Police Arrest Twelve For Kidnapping In Benue

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….As CP Wale Abass ordered the deployment of tactical teams to the southern part of the state to address kidnap syndicates grouping in the area.

The Benue State Police Command Operation Zenda JTF has trailed and arrested Twelve persons in connection with the case of Kidnap that happened on 4th December 2022 involving the Commissioner for Housing/ Urban Development, Hon. Anthony Ogbu and other kidnap incidents were reported in the area.

The arrest of the suspects was contained in a statement issued Sunday in Makurdi by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene.

The command in the statement noted that one Mohammed Usman Omachoko, who specializes in preparing protection charms for kidnappers, David Ejembi, Aondongu Akighir AKA “Too Proud” and Teryima Peter were also arrested while they were on their way to purchase guns for the group were arrested.

Further investigation led to the arrest of nine other gang members.

Two locally made Baretta pistols loaded with 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition were recovered from them as the suspect confessed to the crime.

The CP has urged the good people of Benue State to provide useful information to the police to enable them to fish out hoodlums within their communities. He reiterated that these operations will also make room for hitch-free 2023 general elections.

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