A member of the kidnap gang that abducted the wife of the Governor of
the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Margaret Emefiele, and three others,
last Friday, has disclosed that the gang had no inkling of who their
Vanguard reports that the suspect, Musa Muhammad, and five others, who
are Fulani and are currently being interrogated at the Edo State Police
Command, were said to have confessed that they were simply on a random
kidnapping operation on Benin-Agbor Expressway, when they accosted
Mrs. Emefiele’s convoy.
A source at the Command said that the kidnappers also confessed that
they kidnapped a male motorist few minutes before Mrs Emelie’s convoy
ran into their trap, but that they released the male motorist, when they
realized the huge value of their new catch.
The Inspector General of Police was said to have deployed police
reconnaissance helicopters, sniffer dogs and his operatives at the
Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, headed by Abba Kyari, to rescue
the victims and arrest the suspects.
Mohammed was trailed few hours after the release of Mrs Emefiele to his
hideout in Edo State and was said to have provided information that
aided the police in apprehending five other members of the gang.
Vanguard adds that the IRT operatives and their counterparts from Edo
State are currently making efforts to apprehend three other members of
the gang, who are believed to be in possession of the gang’s rifles and a
large part of the loot.