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Police arrest 4 in Makurdi over murder attempt

By  Peter Duru

MAKURDI – The Police in Makurdi have arrested four middle aged men for the attempted murder of a Makurdi-based business man, Dr. Kuma Ali Yenge.

According to the Benue State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed, who briefed newsmen on the matter, the suspects were arrested around Ali Yenge Plaza in Makurdi were they allegedly laid ambush for their victim with an intent to kill him.

The CP noted that one Terfa Solomon in conspiracy with four others  masterminded the plot to assassinate their victim who had earlier sacked the lead suspect from his firm.

The lead suspect was alleged to have hired one Isreal Iji, Ugochukwu Mba, Friday Ayanda and one Mike who is now at large, to eliminate the Managing Director of Max Woodytex, Dr. Kuma Ali Yenge who is his uncle.

According to the Commissioner of Police, the intended victim got wind of the plot and reported the matter to the CID Department of the Police who immediately picked Solomon for interrogation.

He explained that the police further acted on a tip off and expanded its dragnet to the hideout where the suspects had laid siege for their intended victim.

The Police Boss disclosed that the lead suspect had earlier arranged with the boys to carry out the assignment while he would travel to Lagos to evade suspicion.

Upon investigation all the suspects confessed of their involvements in the dastardly plot; and they further confessed that Solomon had promised them undisclosed sum of money to carry out the plan.


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