Taraba State Police Command, on Friday announced the arrest of kidnappers and murderers of Hon. Hosea Ibi, the member representing Takum constituency in the Taraba House of Assembly.
The Command led by Commissioner of Police, CP David Akinremi, also disclosed the successful smashing of several kidapping gangs, arrest of rapists, cow thieves among others.
A statement by the Police Command on Saturday, said 3 suspects, Muwagha Iorabagha, Aondouwga Hundi, James Gun, all resident at Chekwaza villagein Katsina Ala LGA of Benue State, abducted and murdered the lawmaker.
It read:,”They abducted Hon. Hosea Ibi on December 31 2017, leading to his gruesome murder. Recall that the Command under the leadership of CP David A. Akinremi vowed not to relent on its oars until the perpetrators of that dastardly act are fished out and brought to justice.
“Based on that promise, the detectives of the Command acting on reliable intelligence arrested the above suspects at various locations in the State.
“One of the suspects Mwagha Iorbagha revealed that on the said date, they conspired with Aondofa (gang leader) still at large, Tukura (at large) and went to the house of the victim, kidnapped him and conveyed him on a motorcycle riding by one Aondoungwa Hindi and took him to the house of Tukura the gang member.
“Investigation further revealed that Aondouwga Hindi participated actively by driving the motorcycle conveying him to Tukura’s house.
“One of the suspects, James Gun who resides in Jalingo, was contacted by Andofa, the gang leader who used the victim’s phone, Samsung Galaxy-Tab 7 that was taken from him.
“He asked James Gun to report at the State CID State Headquarters and bail one of his girlfriends, one Erdoo Iorliam who was detained at the state CID in connection with her friend’s criminal activities.
“In addition to that, the first suspect was also tracked to have used one of the phones stolen from the victim’s resident during the abduction for 15 days.”