The Benue state police command has arrested a suspected kidnap kingpin, Paul Terwase Agbem and his accomplice, Mson Yaasa of Adikpo in Kwande Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects were arrested on Saturday May 22, after operatives invaded their hideout.
Benue police spokesperson, Anene Sewuese Catherine said the suspected kidnappers were nabbed when they had assembled at Ankpa Quarters in Makurdi and perfected plans to abduct their victim.
“Following information about the regrouping of a kidnap gang in Makurdi, a team of Police officers were deployed to trail and arrest the suspects.
“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 planned kidnap victim has been identified as a staff of the Joseph Sawuan Tarka University of Agriculture, Makurdi who allegedly refused to pay the suspect money for the contract he executed in the school.
The police has intensified efforts to arrest the other fleeing suspects.