Vanguard (Lagos)

17 January 2013

Nigeria: DSS Parades Seven Suspected Kidnappers in Edo

Benin — Seven suspected kidnappers were, yesterday, in Benin, paraded by Edo State Command of Department of State Security, DSS.

State Director of DSS, Mr. Tukur Bakori, who paraded the suspects before Governor Adams Oshiomhole in Benin, said two of the suspects, Peter Omoregbe (31) and Oshaki Karimo (30), were alleged to have kidnapped the Auditor General of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Mr. Fred Omoaka, at Igbanke, Edo State.

He confirmed that the suspects collected N10 million ransom from their victim, out of which N2.7 million was recovered from them, adding that two other suspects, Osato Patrick and Efe Osasebor, said to have kidnapped Prof. Patrick Imoisili, Dean of Natural Science, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, confessed to their involvement in other criminal activities in the state.

Governor Oshiomhole, who commended DSS for the arrests attributed the action of the suspects to greed. He observed that all the suspects have jobs, but "the problem is that a driver wants to live like a billionaire."

He added that security agencies were winning the battle against criminality in the state.

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