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Police Arrest Notorious Kidnap Kingpin In Benue State



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The Police on Monday confimed the arrest of a suspected kidnap kingpin Paul Terwase Agbem in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State.

The suspect was arrested along with his accomplice, Mson Yaasa of Adikpo.

A statement by the Benue Police spokesperson, Anene Sewuese Catherine said the suspected kidnappers were arrested from their hideout on Saturday where they had perfected plans to abduct another victim.

According to her, the suspected kidnappers were nabbed at Ankpa Quarters in Makurdi the state capital while the Police is on the trail of other members of the group.

“Following information about the regrouping of a kidnap gang in Makurdi, a team of Police officers were deployed to trail and arrest the suspects,” the statement partly read.

“On 22/05/2021 at about 1200hrs, these suspects had assembled at Ankpa Quarters, Makurdi and perfected plans to carry out their nefarious act when the operatives invaded their hideout and arrested the kingpin, one Paul Terwase Agbem also known as Top of Gwarimpa, Abuja and one Mson Yaasa of Adikpo, Kwande Local Government Area.”

The police PRO explained that the kidnappers were in Makurdi to kidnap a staff of the Joseph Sawuan Tarka University of Agriculture, Makurdi who allegedly refused to pay him money for the contract he executed in the school.

Meanwhile, angry youths on Monday burnt down a Police station located in Gauraka, Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State.

This comes after an attack by gunmen on Angwan-Wazobia community during which time six locals were reportedly abducted by the attackers.

The development has been confirmed in a statement by the Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun.