Six suspected member of the gang that abducted the wife of the Central Bank Governor, Margaret Emefiele, have been arrested by the police in the Federal Capital Territory, reports say.
Punch reported that the suspects, who were arrested at their hideout in Edo State over the weekend, are being held at the state command headquarters, Benin.
It was gathered that the suspects were apprehended on Monday by the operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Monitoring and Intelligence Team, led by CSP Abba Kyari.
This brings to seven the number of suspects arrested in connection with Emefiele’s abduction, which occurred along the Benin-Agbor Road.
It was reported that Kyari and his team were on the trail of the gang members.
The team had relocated to Edo State after the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, directed them to go for the criminals and rescue their victims, which included a driver and three women.
The gang had demanded N100m ransom, but they were forced to release their victims following pressures from the police, army and Department of State Services.
It could not be confirmed if any ransom was paid, but the hostages were released early Saturday morning, while the security agencies arrested one suspect shortly afterwards.