Kidnapped Victim Jumps Out Of Car Booth; Suspects Beaten To Stupor In Benin City

Nigerian police have arrested two suspected kidnappers in Benin City.

The suspects, Efosa Osawaru and David Ayobami were arrested on Saturday 6 November 2021 in Ugbowo area of Edo State.

The police said another suspect was at large.

Standard Gazette gathered that the trio stormed a house in Ugbowo where they abducted a businessman.

The businessman, whose name is not mentioned for security reasons, was abducted while driving out of his compound.

The kidnappers shot sporadically, forcing the victim to stop before he was dragged into the booth of his Toyota Corrola car and drove off.

Efosa Osawaru and David Ayobami
Efosa Osawaru and David Ayobami

The kidnapped victim opened the booth and jumped out of the moving vehicle before raising the alarm.

The two suspects were apprehended by concerned passersby, who mugged them with a slim chance of survival before handing them over to the Edo police command.

One of the suspects, Efosa Osawaru, spoke with Standard Gazette that “I was called by my friend to come to Uselu in Benin city to join him to kidnap a man so that we can make money.

“He brought a gun, and we actually went to kidnap the man in his house. We have monitored the man and discovered that it would be easy to kidnap him in the morning.

“We carried the man and put him in the booth of his own car while my friend collected the car key and drove off with him”.

The second suspect, David Ayobami, said, “We have other members of our gang that were already waiting for us at Oluku, and we were to hand the victim over to them for ransom talk with the family members. We then ran into traffic during the movement.

“That was how the man forced the car booth open and shouted for help. The people in the area almost killed us. I regret this kidnapping”.

Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs, said the two suspects were beaten to stupor before the arrival of the police.

According to the Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, ” We are making efforts to ensure the arrest of one of the accomplices now at large”.

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