Response Team arrested two suspects on 10 March 2019 while traveling from
Taraba State to Abuja for the kidnapping and murder of a medical doctor, Audu
Benedict, his son and one of his associates at Katsina-ala LGA, Benue State.
from Donga LGA of Benue State and Terhile Tsavbe, 30, from Gawa village,
Katsina-ala LGA of Benue State, were arrested on June 6 and 11, 2020, according
to a statement by the Nigeria Police Force spokesperson, Frank Mba, following
intense search for the victims and police team manhunt for the perpetrators.
revealed that the criminal gang collected 7.5 million naira as ransom from the
victims ‘ families as a condition for releasing them. The suspects forced the
late Dr. Audu Benedict to issue a N500,000,000 cheque which they cashed into a
commercial bank in Gboko City, Benue State. The suspects then killed the three
( 3) victims and buried them in a shallow grave at Gawa, in Benue State’s
made to arrest other suspects still at large, the police team is on the brink
of exhuming the remains of the slain victims.
for their involvement in various cases of kidnapping, armed robbery and illegal
possession of prohibited firearms currently under investigation in a similar
development. The suspects are members of high-profile criminal gangs which
terrorize communities and major highways of the country’s North-Central and
by the police team include: 6 AK47 rifles, three (3) locally manufactured pump
action guns, 1 (1) locally manufactured pistol, 2 dane guns, 55 rounds of AK47
ammunition, 4 empty magazines, 1 (1) laptop computer and 1 (1) Toyota Corolla
Car with REG No. MKD RC 13.