Tuesday, 13 June 2017

SSS Arrest (4) Suspects Linked To Wanted Kingpin 'Gana'

The State Security Service, SSS, has arrested three suspected associates of a notorious kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwasa, alias Gana, the agency said in a statement Monday.

The statement stated that the suspects were Dondo Orsaa, Terhile Mbaloha and Teryima Ihiambe.

The Nigeria Police Force had on April 20, declared Akwasa wanted for killing many innocent persons and destroying property worth millions of Naira in different locations in Benue.

Police investigation revealed that Akwasa was responsible for the killing of Denen Igbana, the Special Adviser on Security to Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue.

The Benue Government had offered N10 million to anyone with information that could lead to his arrest.

Meanwhile, the three suspected associates of the kingpin were arrested on June 9 at various locations in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue.

SSS said one 1 AK-47 rifle, a 9 mm pistol, ammunition and complete set of army uniform were recovered from Orsaa.

In a related development, SSS said that on April 10, Terna Sapko, an informant to the Akwasa syndicate was arrested around the Army Barracks in Takum in Taraba.

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