Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Suspected kidnappers of CBN Governor's wife arrested by police

Six suspected gang members that kidnapped Margaret Emefiele last Thursday has been arrested by the police in FCT Abuja.

Punch reports that they were arrested at their hideout in Edo State over the weekend by the Inspector General of Police special Monitoring Intelligence Team led by CSP Abba Kyari.

Seven of them were  arrested in connection with Mrs.Emefiele’s abduction, which occurred along the Benin-Agbor Road.

Punch correspondent had reported that Kyari and his team were on the trail of the gang members.
The team had relocated to Edo State after the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, directed them to go for the criminals and rescue their victims, which included a driver and three women.

The gang had demanded N100m ransom, but they were forced to release their victims following pressures from the police, army and Department of State Services.

It could not be confirmed if any ransom was paid, but the hostages were released early Saturday morning, while the security agencies arrested one suspect shortly afterwards.

Meanwhile, the Interpol on Monday in Abuja, organised a cyber-crime training workshop on  Email investigation, open source, online profiling and deep web investigation, for police officers from Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana.


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