TWO (2) SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR THE KIDNAP AND KILLING OF DR. AUDU BENEDICT, SON AND ASSOCIATE

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TWO (2) SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR THE KIDNAP AND KILLING OF DR. AUDU BENEDICT, SON AND ASSOCIATE

- 25 other criminal suspects for various heinous crimes; 6 AK47 rifles, cache of live ammunition and other incriminating items recovered. ​

Police Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team have arrested two (2) suspects for the kidnap of a Medical Doctor, Audu Benedict, his son and one of his associates in Katsina-ala LGA, Benue State while travelling from Taraba State to Abuja on 10th March, 2019.

The suspects, Henry Terkula Gwa ‘m’ 25yrs from Donga LGA of Benue State and Terhile Tsavbe, ‘m’ 30yrs from Gawa village, Katsina-ala LGA of Benue State were arrested on the 6th and 11th June, 2020 following intense search for the victims and manhunt for the perpetrators by the Police team.

Investigations revealed that the criminal gang collected 7.5million naira as ransom from the families of the victims as condition for their release. The suspects forced the late Dr Audu Benedict to issue them a cheque of N500,000.00 which they cashed in a commercial bank in Gboko town, Benue State. Subsequently, the suspects killed the three (3) victims and had them buried in a shallow grave at Gawa in Katsina-ala LGA of Benue State.

While effort is being intensified to arrest other suspects still at large, the police team is on the verge of exhuming the remains of the slain victims. 

POLICE HQ, ABUJA

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