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Security guard conspires with kidnap gang to abduct his bosses in Edo

Security guard conspires with kidnap gang to abduct his bosses in Edo

Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have arrested one Best Abarawe, a safety guard who conspired with a kidnap gang to abduct high staff of the agency the place he works in Benin City.


Abarawe was arrested alongside two different suspected kidnappers, Jacob Goto and Akpadulaha Yamoh. 



The suspects who’ve been on the police needed record had been alleged to have engaged in a number of kidnappings within the state together with assaults on a number of operators of sand excavation companies popularly referred to as ” Burrow Pit”.


It was gathered that Abarawe used his relationship with the group to get first-hand details about the massive wig staff after which recruited the abductors to abduct them for ransom. 


According to crime correspondent, Festus Alenkhe, the safety guard took them to the corporate the place they surveyed the surroundings earlier than kidnapping the supervisor, Mr Kingsley Osazuwa. 


The sufferer was taken via Ikpoba River on Benin-Agbor highway in Edo state to an unknown vacation spot.


The abductors established communication with the household, demanding N10 million. After extreme negotiation, the corporate parted with N3.5 million to impact his launch.


Similarly, on the twentieth July 2021, the suspects additionally stormed one other sand excavation agency in Benin metropolis the place one Mr Ehikioya was kidnapped.


The sufferer was additionally taken via Ikpoba River to an unknown vacation spot the place they opened ransom negotiation. The man was launched after the suspects collected an unknown ransom.


On twenty fourth July 2021, the suspects invaded one other Burrow pit in Benin metropolis and kidnapped the Director, who was whisked via Ikpe river to a creek in Delta state. 


But hassle began after the safety guard who gave the kidnapping data felt cheated from the cash collected from the victims resulting in a fallout.


Abarawe who later escaped to Warri in Delta state was first arrested by males of the Edo state police command’s Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime unit. He then named different members of the gang who had been instantly arrested by detectives.


One of the suspects, Jacob Goto, instructed Standard Gazette that he escaped from Prison in October 2020 after the cells had been pressured open throughout the ENDSARS protest in Benin metropolis.


“I was in the Sapele road prison in Benin city. When I came out, a guy called me that there were some persons in the Burrow pits that had money and said we should kidnap them. We monitored them and kidnapped some of them. I was previously imprisoned for kidnapping and armed robbery too.” he added. 


Spokesperon of the command, SP Bello Kontongs, who confirmed the arrest assured that the police will arrest different members of the gang now at massive.


“The police in Edo state will not allow kidnappers and other criminals to take over the public space without arrest” he said.


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