Saturday, 8 October 2016

Serving Military Men and Others Arrested Over Kidnapped CBN Governor's Wife

A dismissed personnel and two officers have been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT), for their alleged involvement in the kidnap of the wife of CBN Governor, Margaret Emefiele and three others, last Friday.

 Six other suspects were earlier arrested by police, following a directive from the Inspector General of Police, who deployed reconnaissance helicopter, sniffing dogs and men to Delta and Edo states. The arrest of the military officers, who were picked up in Auchi and Benin in Edo State and Otupko in Benue State, has increased the number of suspects arrested in connection with the kidnap of the CBN Governor’s wife to nine.

 According to Vanguard, six of the suspects were Fulani herdsmen, while the 3 serving and dismissed military personnel were from Gombe, Benue and Delta state A source at the Edo State Police Command disclosed that the military officer arrested in Benue State was found with an unregistered Honda Accord saloon car and millions of naira.

 His serving colleague who was arrested in Auchi had stashed his share with his family in Anambra. Her police escorts were said to have been overpowered as the hoodlums opened fire on them. After kidnapping her, the abductors demanded a N100 million ransom.

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