Police arrest five suspects over kidnap of businessman in Benue 

Police in Benue State has arrested five suspects in connection with the kidnap of the Chief Executive Officer of Tito based in Makurdi,  Chief Isaac Akinkunmi.

Akinkunmi was abducted by a four-man syndicate from his home in Makurdi early hours of Friday.

The Benue State Command Police Public Relations Officer DSP Catherine Anene disclosed this in a statement she made available to newsmen in Makurdi.

Anene stated that Chief Akinkumi was rescued from his abductors after the Command deployed a team of investigators to rescue him and in the process, the kidnappers were apprehended.

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She added that the captive was released on Monday 27/7/2020 at about 0100hrs and has since been reunited with his family.

She said during the investigation, five (5) suspects were arrested in connection with the case and one (1) locally made pistol loaded with six (6) rounds of ammunition were recovered from them, adding that investigation is still in progress.

The PPRO  said that the CP condemned the kidnap and assured friends and family members of the victim that the perpetrators will be brought to book and urged members of the public who have information about criminals in the state to avail same information to the police for ease of investigation and the safety of the state.


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