Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:08 am
The Police have arrested the last member of 10 man gang allegedly behind the kidnapping of the wife of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mrs. Margaret Emiefele, at Ugoneki village, along the Benin-Agbor Expressway last September.
The Police, in a statement by Don Awunah, its spokesperson identified the suspect as Umar Abubakar.
Police said Umar aka Kiriwa was trailed and arrested in Minna, Niger State on 9th December, 2016 consequent upon several weeks of monitoring and actionable intelligence gathering coupled with collaborative efforts of public spirited members of the community.
The suspect, who was described as one of the arrow heads of the dare devil kidnapping gang led detectives to two (2) houses and three plots of empty land he purchased with the proceeds of his share of the ransom.
“The arrested kingpin confessed that he used three million naira (N3m), part of the ransom, to open a provision shop in Minna, Niger State which he was running with his wife.
“The original papers of the houses and plots of land have been recovered and registered as exhibits and the shop also sealed,” the Police said.