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Killers of Doctor, Son, Family’s Friend Nabbed By Police

Killers of a medical doctor, his son and a family friend have been arrested and paraded by the Nigerian Police on Monday.

Bad enough, the two suspected kidnappers and  murderers  of the medical doctor, Audu Benedict and his son, Iranum, in Benue State collected N7.5 million for ransom before killing them.

Tehile Tsavbee and Gwa Tekula Henry, the two suspects were paraded alongside 25 other suspects for offences ranging from kidnapping, robbery and illegal possession of firearms, among others.

Frank Mba, the Force spokesperson said Tsavbee and Henry were part of a kidnap gang led by one Tena, who is still at large, that have been terrorising Benue.

Mba said the victims were abducted on their way to Abuja.

The gang also kidnapped one Veronica, a sister to one of the suspects, Henry, who was later released after a ransom of N500, 000.

Mba said, “This is the kidnapping syndicate that took Dr Audu Benedict, a native of Taraba State, his son Iranun Audu and a family friend who were on their way to Abuja, ambushed them on the way and killed them somewhere around Benue State. The family of the doctor paid a ransom of N7 million to these criminals. The doctor also raised a check N500,000 which one of the suspects personally cashed out in the bank.

Tsavbee reportedly confessed that he carried out the act, but Tena, his boss, carried out the killings. He said he did not know why the victims were killed.

He said he got N300, 000 as his share.

Mba said the ringleader of the group, Jerome Matthew, was in custody, adding that six AK-47 rifles and several other weapons were recovered from the suspects.

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