Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team have arrested members of a kidnap gang after killing a doctor, his son and a family friend after collecting N7.5 million ransom.
Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday, while parading 26 suspects arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms and other offences.
According to Mba, the kidnap syndicate had abducted one Dr Ausu Benedict, his son, and a friend on their way to Abuja.
“Before the ransom was paid, the suspects had forced Benedict to raise a cheque of N500,000 which was successfully cashed,” the police said.
Mba, however, said the syndicate went ahead to kill their victims, notwithstanding the payment of ransom.
He further disclosed that the gang also kidnapped one Veronica Aboyi, who was related to one of the suspects.
Two of the suspects, Gwar Henry, and Bello admitted to the crime.
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The police said a total of six AK47 rifles, three pump-action rifles, and other weapons were recovered from the gang.