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Suspected female lawyer’s kidnapper killed in police, gang shoot out

BY GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE

BENIN—A man allegedly involved in the kidnap of a female lawyer in Edo State has been shot dead during a gun duel with the Police anti-kidnapping squad in Benin.

Vanguard gathered that the police acting on a tip-off, tracked a four-man gang to Ogida quarters in the state capital, where the shooting took place.

As the shoot-out ensued,  two other members of the gang were arrested by the police while arms and ammunition, including unspecified amount of money were recovered from the hoodlums.

It was learnt that the abducted female lawyer, wife to a professor was kidnapped penultimate Sunday and was said to have regained freedom a day later after allegedly paying N1million as ransom.

It was learnt that the abduction of the woman and her  release triggered off covert investigation by security agencies in Benin-City.

Edo State Police Command image-maker, Mr. Anthony Airhuoyo, when contacted, said  full investigation had commenced as those in police custody  were assisting in investigation.


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