Notorious Kidnapper Nabbed While Abducting A Local Businessman In Auchi

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  • He was earlier declared wanted by the police

A notorious kidnapper who has been on the police wanted list for the past months has been arrested by men of the Edo state police command, Standard Gazette has learned.

The suspect identified as Dauda Yusuf and his gang members has been terrorising Auchi, Igarra, Okpilla, Fugar, Agenebode and environs, all in Edo North Senatorial district of Edo State, Nigeria.

Standard Gazette gathered that Dauda Yusuf allegedly kidnapped an Expatriate who heads a contracting firm rehabilitating the ever-busy Auchi-Okpilla- Okenne Express roads.

Dauda Yusuf and his cousin, Richard Daniel
Dauda Yusuf In yellow T-shirt and his cousin, Richard Daniel. Photo Credit: Standard Gazette

The suspect and his cohorts now at large stormed the construction site in Auchi, Edo state and abducted the foreigner and kept him in the forest where he spent six days in captivity.

Ransom negotiation was then opened with the company.

The sum of Eight million naira was, however, paid as ransom before the foreign worker was released.

The suspect, again, allegedly mobilised his gang and kidnapped a businessman in his Quarry company in Auchi Edo state.

Guns recover from the kidnappers
Guns recover from the kidnappers

Standard Gazette gathered that Dauda was arrested at the scene of another kidnapping in Auchi with his cousin, Richard Daniel.

The police and the vigilante members in the locality got credible information that some group of criminals were coming for the kidnapping of the businessman in the area.

They, however, laid ambush and arrested them upon their arrival at the kidnapping site.

In an interview, the suspect told Standard Gazette that his kidnapping business begun four years ago.

Upon a further enquiry, it was discovered that this reporter, Festus Alenkhe had two years ago interviewed the prime suspect, Dauda Yusuf when he was earlier arrested for alleged secret cult-related offences.

He was then charged to court and remanded in the correctional centre (PRISON) in Benin city.

The report revealed that he came out of the centre a few months ago, and this time embarked in alleged kidnapping spree.

Items recovered from them include three locally made guns and live cartridges.

The police assured that the suspects will be thoroughly investigated and charge to court soon.

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