Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team have arrested members of a kidnap syndicate, who kidnapped and murdered a doctor, Audu Benedict, his son, Iranum, and a family friend after collecting N7.5 million ransom in Benue State.
Parading the suspects — Tehile Tsavbee and Gwa Tekula Henryn — on Monday, the Force spokesperson, Frank Mba, said they were part of a kidnap gang led by one Tena, who is still at large, that have been terrorising Benue.
Mba said, “This is the kidnapping syndicate that took Dr Audu Benedict, a native of Taraba State, his son Iranun Audu and a family friend who were on their way to Abuja, ambushed them on the way and killed them.
The family of the doctor paid a ransom of N7 million to these criminals. The doctor also raised a check N500,000 which one of the suspects personally cashed out in the bank.”
Tsavbee reportedly confessed that he carried out the act, but Tena, his boss, carried out the killings. He said he did not know why the victims were killed.