Suspected Kidnappers Of CBN Governor’s Wife Arrested

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The Nigeria Police Force on Monday, October 10, 2016 arrested nine
suspected kidnappers of the CBN governor’s wife, Mrs Margret Emiefele.

The suspects are: Lance corporal Musa Maidabra, 28, Lance
corporal Edwin George, Ernest Uduefe, 32, and Mohammed Abubakar (aka Dogo), 29, gang
leader
Others are: Mohammed Musa, 26, Mohammed Sule, 26, Ibrahim
Abdullahi, 30, Aliyu Musa, 30 and Mohammed Yusuf, 36.
Presenting the suspects to newsmen in Abuja, the Force
Spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Don Awunah, said the suspects had
confessed to the various roles they played in the crime.
He said that items recovered from them included, N14,
725,000, three vehicles ( two Honda cars and an Audi car) and one AK 47
magazine and two cartridges.
Awunah said that the suspects received various sums of money
as part of their share of the ransom paid.
He said that part of the money and cars bought with the
money had been recovered by the police from the suspects.
Mrs. Magaret Emefiele
The spokesman said that the police would continue to limit
the capacity of kidnappers and other criminals by deployment of adequate
manpower.
He said that activities of kidnappers would be successfully
checked through the cooperation and collaboration of all stakeholders.
Awunah said that money or ransom was sometimes used as bait
or bargain to save the lives of victims of crime.
“It is also absolutely important to mention that the police
do not and will not encourage payment of ransom.
” Relatives of victims of kidnap for ransom are strongly
advised to exercise considerable caution not to succumb to payment of ransom,”
he said.
He said that the Inspector-General of Police ( I-G), Mr
Ibrahim Idris, was committed in ensuring that all forms of crime were checked
throughout the country.
“The I-G is determined in making sure that all those who are
engaged in kidnappings and armed criminal activities will not escape
justice,”he said.
He said that Idris had ordered the intelligence Response
Team ( IRT) and other tactical teams to swing into action to rescue Mrs
Emiefele unhurt.

Mrs Emiefele was kidnapped with her three
aides on Sept. 29, 2016 at Oquneki hills along Benin-Agbor road, in Delta.

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