Police Arrest Two Suspected Kidnappers Who Killed Doctor, Son, Associate Despite N7.5m Ransom

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Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the police after allegedly killing a medical doctor, Dr Audu Benedict, his son and one of his associates despite collecting N7.5million as ransom for their release. 

It was learnt that the suspects had on March 10, 2019 abducted the three victims in Katsina-ala LGA, Benue State, while travelling from Taraba State to Abuja.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the gang collected 7.5million naira as ransom from the families of the victims as condition for their release and allegedly forced Dr Benedict to issue them a cheque of N500,000 which they cashed in a commercial bank in Gboko town, Benue State.

Despite collecting the ransom, the kidnappers subsequently killed the victims and buried them in a shallow grave in Gawa, Katsina-ala LGA of Benue State.

Mba noted that following intense manhunt, the perpetrators, Henry Terkula, 25, from Donga LGA of Benue State and Terhile Tsavbe, 30, from Gawa village, Katsina-ala LGA of Benue State were arrested on the 6th and 11th June, 2020.

“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,” Mba said. 

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