Police Arrest Killers of  Corps Member, Others in Benue

George Okoh In Makurdí

Operatives of the Benue State Police Command have arrested and paraded three suspected armed robbers who killed a National Youth Service Corps member, Irene Chioma Emmanuel.

The command also paraded 12 other suspects for various crimes ranging from kidnapping, robbery, and gun manufacturing.

The  Benue State Commissioner of Police (CP), Emmanuel Adesina, who briefed reporters yesterday   while parading the suspects, said the corps member was slain while attempting to shield her laptop from being forcefully taken away by the suspects.

He said the suspects admitted to taking part in the robbery and murder of the corps member.

Adesina added that three other suspected bandits killed and buried one Aornen Kpor, a member of the Benue State Volunteer Guard, in a shallow grave after kidnapping him.

He explained that on January 24, reports surfaced of armed bandits who were thought to be led by one Chen and another named Iorpuu Ayangeer who blocked the Tse-Kperse, Naindo-Zaki-Biam road.

“They abducted one Aornen Kpor of Benue State Volunteer Guard, who was travelling the route to an unknown destination.

“During the investigation, one Vanen Mnyim and Adera Terseer both of Ngenev, Ukum Local Government Area, were arrested in connection with the case.

“These suspects confessed to the crime and led the police team to a bush at Adogo village, where the victim was killed and buried in a shallow grave. The corpse has been exhumed and deposited at the hospital for autopsy and proper burial while an investigation is ongoing,” the CP stated.

Precious Ebuka Chukwu, Tyav Wuese, and Tyav Terkuma, blacksmiths in Adikpo, Kwande LGA, who specialise in gun production, were among the other suspects that the command paraded.

The CP urged the state’s residents to constantly provide the police with useful information that could result in the arrest of criminals. He said all the accused would soon face charges.