Culprits behind the death of Mr Istifanus Bello Gurama have been reportedly nabbed by men of the Nigerian Police Intelligence Response Team.
Gurama, a senior strategist with Dangote Industries, was said to be found murdered, his body was dumped in a gutter by his assailants.
The Nation reports that Abubakar Gide (24), Babuga Adamu (25) and Abdulahi Saliu(22) were arrested at Ijebu-Igbo forest, Epe forest in Lagos and Ipo forest in Kwara state, where they fled to.
It was gathered the suspects led the police to where they buried the deceased. Gurama was taken hosnewse about three weeks ago at Ijebu-Igbo in Ogun state, after he went to secure release of four expatriates and a Nigerian working with the company.
Reports suggest that the deceased, who usually negotiates with kidnappers and takes ransom to them, was detained by the gunmen, who said they were after him.
Sources said his death might not be unconnected with fears by the suspects that he could expose them. It was learnt they accused Gurama of knowing too much and giving them away.
Another source said he might have been killed because the kidnappers wanted more money.
Confirming the arrest, police spokesman Don Awunah, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), said the suspects were being interrogated.
Awunah said: “It was when IGP Ibrahim Idris learnt of the incident that he directed the IRT to fish out the kidnappers.
“One of them was arrested at Ijebu Igbo forest, the other at Epe forest in Lagos and the third at Ipo forest in Kwara state.
‘’The crime was committed at Ijebu-Igbo in Ogun State. The suspects are being interrogated and would be prosecuted at the conclusion of investigation.”
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