Six suspected members of the gang that abducted the wife of the Central
Bank Governor, Margaret Emefiele, last Thursday have been arrested.
The suspects were arrested at their hideout in Edo State over the
weekend, and are being held at the state command headquarters, Benin.
Sources informed Punch on Monday that the suspects were apprehended by the operatives of the
Inspector-General of Police Special Monitoring and Intelligence Team, led by CSP Abba Kyari.
The brave and gallant police officer Abba Kyari led the operation to
rescue the abducted school girls in Lagos.He also led the team that
rescued the mother of the former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo
Iweala, who was abducted in Delta State in 2012 and the arrest of
notorious South West armed robber, ‘Godogodo.’
This brings to seven the number of suspects arrested in connection with
Mrs.Emefiele’s abduction, which occurred along the Benin-Agbor Road.
The gang had demanded N100m ransom, but they were forced to release
their victims following pressures from the police, army and Department
of State Services.
It could not be confirmed if any ransom was paid, but the hostages were
released early Saturday morning, while the security agencies arrested
one suspect shortly afterwards.