Edo State Command of Department of State Security, DSS
yesterday paraded seven suspected kidnappers in Benin.
Parading the suspects before Governor Adams Oshiomhole in
Benin, State Director of DSS, Mr Tukur Bakori said two of
the suspects, Peter Omoregbe (31) and Oshaki Karimo (30),
were alleged to have kidnapped the Auditor General of the
Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Mr Fred Omoaka, at
Igbanke, Edo State.
He confirmed that the suspects collected N10 million ransom
from their victim, out of which N2.7 million was recovered
from them, adding that two other suspects, Osato Patrick
and Efe Osasebor, said to have kidnapped Prof Patrick
Imoisili, Dean of Natural Science, Ambrose Alli University,
Ekpoma, confessed to their involvement in other criminal
activities in the state.
Governor Oshiomhole, who said security agencies were
winning the battle against criminality in the state,
commended DSS for the arrest attributed the action of the
suspects to greed. He observed that all the suspects have
jobs, but “the problem is that a driver wants to live like a
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