Unrepentant Daredevil Kidnappers Shot Dead In Benin As Police Foil Abduction

  • suspects made a last confession before he dies.

Four suspected and hardened kidnappers have been shot dead by men of the Inspector General of Police Response Team ( IRT) and the Anti Kidnapping Squad of the Edo state police command.

The suspects were taken down on their way to kidnap an expatriate working in Edo state.

The four deceased suspects, Osaosemwen Osifo, David Ogba, Efosa Friday and Nelson Uchiko, were earlier arrested in 2015 for alleged kidnapping.

They were charged to court and remanded in Oko correctional centre (Prison) in Benin city.

Suspects lying cold on the grass

Suspects lieing in cold as they were shot while planning to adopt an expatriate

But Osaosemwen, popularly called “K2”, the gang leader, was sàid to engage in various armed robbery operations in Benin city and environs.

Standard Gazette crime correspondent Festus Alenkhe who earlier reported the Kidnapping saga and their arrests in 2015, revealed that the four deceased suspects have allegedly kidnapped several prominent persons in Benin city and environs.

The gang were responsible for the abduction of Engineer Ogbeide Nosakhare, Prof. Raymond Ozolua, Prof. Isah, Mr Okons.

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“We then formed another gang to kidnap and raise money to travel out of Nigeria. I ran to Abuja and came back to Benin city for this kidnapping of the man working in Presco company Ltd.

The kidnapped victims are Engineer Ogbeide Nosakhare, Prof. Raymond Ozolua, Prof. Isah, the Managing Director of Okon’s Furniture, Mr Okons.

The daredevils were arrested while attempting to abduct one Mr Kesmond.

They were then charged to court in Benin city for armed robbery and several Kidnapping operations as they were all remanded in prison custody.

The four found their unexpected freedom from Oko prison during the October 19, 2020, Endsars protest, Standard Gazette learned.

SG gathered that the gang regrouped and returned to crime, terrorizing Benin city and environs.

On Tuesday, July 6, their luck ran out after they stormed Presco Oil Company, LTD along Benin-Sapele Road to abduct an expatriate who works for the company.

Based on a tip-off, the Inspector General of Police Response Team (IRT) and the Anti Kidnapping and Cybercrime Unit intercepted the suspects at the Benin Bypass in Benin.

Four of them were killed on the spot during a gun duel. However, Osaosemwen Osifo narrated his involvement with the gang before he died.

He said, “I was in prison when they suddenly opened the gate last year, and we all escaped with my friends now.

“We then formed another gang to kidnap and raise money to travel out of Nigeria. I ran to Abuja and came back to Benin city for this kidnapping of the man working in Presco company Ltd.

“I was shocked how the police got to know about our plan. Now, I have been hit. I regret this kidnapping”.

A Golf car allegedly snatched by the hoodlums with the registration number removed used for the operation was recovered.

Also recovered include two AK 47 rifles and several mobile phones.

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