Police said on Monday that agents on the intelligence response team arrested members of a kidnapping union that allegedly killed three of its victims after receiving ransom from 7.5 million family members.
The Force public relations officer, Frank Mba, publicized this while parading 26 suspects arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery, illegal possession of firearms and other related crimes at the Force headquarters in Abuja.
He said the bandits kidnapped a dr. Ausu Benedict, his son and a friend on the way to Abuja.
Mba said: "While in captivity, the suspects contacted the families of their victims, who subsequently paid a total of N7 million to secure the release of the abductees.
“Before the payment of the ransom, the suspects had forced dr. Benedict to cash a check for N500,000, which was successfully cashed.
The Force spokesman, however, regretted that the union went ahead to kill its victims, despite the ransom payment.
He added: “Among the suspects, we have a kidnapping union specializing in terrorizing people in the North Central zone.
“A ransom of N7 million was paid by Dr. Audu Benedict's family.
“While in captivity, the doctor also cashed a check for N500,000, bringing the total to N7.5 million.
"After collecting the ransom, they went ahead to kill the doctor, the son and the family friend."
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