Monday, 22 June 2015

Robbers Hold Up Family of Ex-Benue University VC

Family members of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAM), Prof. Viashima Uza, were held hostage for more than five hours on Tuesday by suspected robbers.

The incident took place between 12 noon and 5.00 p.m.

The Special Anti-robbery Squad (SAS) of the Benue State Police Command immediately condoned off the area and surrounded the house after a distressed call was put through to the police from a house servant.

The robbers numbering three had stormed the residence of the former VC at Judges Quarters, on the Makurdi-Gboko road.

Daily Independent gathered that the robbers, who gained entry into the house, had tied up the servant and proceeded to ransack the house in search of valuables.

However, the servant who eventually untied the knots, raised an alarm which brought the police to the scene.

It was learnt that while some of the robbers were hiding in the ceiling, some locked themselves up in one of the rooms.

Benue State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Austin Ezeani, confirmed the incident.

He explained that all the persons found in the house have been apprehended and were awaiting the return of Prof. Uza to identify his family members.

1 comment:

  1. This is the result of extreme poverty in the state. The robbers defied the brazing day light (12.0 noon to 5.0 pm) despite the risks. We plead with the government to pay workers' salaries regularly to reduce excessive suffering across the state.