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Kidnappers who killed former Governor’s father arrested

Kidnappers former Governor's father arrested

Eight suspected kidnappers indicted in Police investigations for the kidnap and eventual murder of Pa Dariye Dafwan, the late father of former Governor of Plateau State, have been arrested by men of the Intelligence Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

Late Pa Dariye was kidnapped in Horop community, Bokkos LGA of Plateau State, on 17th June 2020 and shot dead eight (8) days after his abductors have collected a ransom of ten (10) million naira from the family of the deceased.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday; “The breakthrough that led to the arrest of the suspects began with the arrest of one Abubakar Mohammed a.k.a Buba ‘m’ 23yrs, a native of Gada Biyu in Daffo district, Bokkos LGA, Plateau State. Buba is one of the principal suspects in the kidnap operation.

“The confession of the suspect which revealed how they abducted and murdered the nonagenarian, assisted the Police team in apprehending seven (7) other members of the gang – Ya’u Saidu aka Ya’u Kaban m’ 40yrs, from Kaban Village, Bokkos LGA, Plateau State, Titus Ezekiel 34yrs from Horop, Bokkos LGA, Dauda Isah ‘m’ 30yrs, from Horop, Sunday Ibrahim m’ 35yrs, Mushere tribe from Horop, Mangut Shumwar ‘m’ 30yrs, from Horop, Henry Amos ‘m’ 35yrs native of Horop, and Jethro Ngusen ‘m’ 57yrs, a native of Horop.

“Investigations further revealed that it was Jethro Ngusen, the mastermind and convener of the gang, that instructed one of the gang members, Mangut Shumwar to kill Pa Dariye, because he feared that Pa Dariye might recognize the suspects since the majority of them are from the same village with the deceased. Jethro was also identified as the one who took custody of the ransom and later shared the proceeds of the crime amongst the gang members.”

He added that all the suspects will be charged to court on completion of investigations.

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