Police agents of the Intelligence Response Team (IRP) have captured two suspects for the kidnap of a Medical Doctor, Audu Benedict, his son and one of his partners in Katsina-ala LGA, Benue State while making a trip from Taraba State to Abuja on 10th March 2019.
The suspects, 25-year-old Henry Terkula Gwa from Donga LGA of Benue State and 30-year-old Terhile Tsavbe, from Gawa village, Katsina-ala LGA of Benue State were arrested on the 6th and 11th June 2020 respectively, following an intense search for the victims and manhunt for the perpetrators by the Police team.
Investigations revealed that the criminal gang collected N7.5 million naira as ransom from the families of the victims as a condition for their release.
The suspects forced the late Dr Audu Benedict to issue them a cheque of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000.00) which they cashed in a commercial bank in Gboko town, Benue State.
Subsequently, the suspects killed the three victims and had them buried in a shallow grave at Gawa in Katsina-ala LGA of Benue State.
While effort is being strengthened to capture other suspects still at large, the police team is on the verge of uncovering the remaining parts of the killed victims.