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3 Suspects involved in Female NYSC member murder arrested in Benue Police

Three members of a robbery gang who allegedly murdered a female National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member along the Makurdi-Naka road have been arrested by the Police.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the police also arrested a dreaded gang of armed bandits led by one Chen and Ayangeer who waylaid and murdered a member of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guard, BSCVG, and buried him in a shallow grave
along the Tse-Kperse, Naindo-Zaki-Biam road, in Ukum Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.

The gang members who were paraded Wednesday alongside other suspected criminals by the Benue State Police Commissioner, Emmanuel Adesina at the Command Headquarters in Makurdi were said to be part of the gangs terrorising travellers on that axis of the state.

The Police Commissioner informed that the gang operating along the Makurdi-Naka road who murdered the travelling Corps member, Irene Chioma Emmanuel were arrested in their hideout at Adeke community in the outskirts of Makurdi town.

According to him, the arrest was made “following reports of robbery attacks on Makurdi-Naka road and Police teams were emplaced to investigate and arrest the suspects. On February 6, at about 7:15 pm the police trailed and arrested the gang members including Oryina Kumshi Terzungwe and Philip Tyohie in a hideout at Adeke.

“Suspects confessed to have been involved in four robbery operations on Naka road and neighbouring communities that led to the loss of lives and properties.

“They particularly confessed to have been part of the robbery gang that killed a female youth corps member, one Irene Chioma Emmanuel whom they killed while she was trying to protect her laptop from them.”

He said a knife and three live ammunition were recovered from the gang members.

On the murdered member of the BSCVG, Mr. Adesina said information about their operation was received on January 24, at about 3 pm that the dreaded armed bandits, led by one Chen and Iorpuu Ayangeer blocked the Tse-Kperse, Naindo-Zaki-Biam road and abducted the deceased identified as Aornen Kpor “a member of the BSCVG, who was travelling along the route to an unknown destination.

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

“The 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.”

Also paraded were suspected arms manufacturers who were rounded up at Agu community in Vandeikya LGA of the state.

He said on receiving information about the activities of the manufacturers, “Police detectives were deployed to gather intelligence and arrest the suspects involved.

“And on February 7 at about 6:30 pm, one Precious Chukwu of Onitsha, Anambra State was arrested at Agu. On the on-the-spot search conducted on the suspect, led to the recovery of three locally made Berretta Pistols. The suspect led the team to the hideout of his regular suppliers; Tyav Wuese and Tyav Terkuma who are blacksmiths in Adikpo, Kwande LGA who specialize in fabricating guns. The two manufacturers were also arrested.”

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