Police Arrest Kingpin Of Kidnap Gang Targeting Women In Benue

August 16th, 2022

A notorious kidnap kingpin, Samuel Achoho who specialises in abducting women together with his gang in Makurdi town and environs has been apprehended by the Kogi state police command.

Two members of the gang were earlier arrested during their last operation which was foiled by the police.

The property used for the kidnapping activities was also demolished by the State Government in line with the Benue State law on Cultism, Kidnapping and other related matters (2017).


The building is said to belong to late Chief Judge of Benue State, Justice Iorhemen Hwande.

Speaking to journalists, Achoho Samuel, who is a brother to one of the other suspects, said women are easy to kidnap because they cooperate better when attacked.

The suspect said he was a sales boy to the late CJ’s son and has stayed with the family for over 15 years in the same house he used as a kidnapping den.

He said he has been into the business for two years.

The suspect said he regretted that his actions has led to the demolition of the late judge’s house.



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