The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has paraded eight suspects allegedly linked to the kidnap and murder of Defwan Dariye, father of Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau state.
Frank Mba, police spokesman, stated this today during a media briefing in Abuja.
Defwan was abducted in June 2020, after gunmen attacked his house at Bokkos LGA of the Plateau state.
Mba said Defwan was killed after the sum of N10 million was paid as ransom.
According to the force spokesperson, the suspected perpetrators were arrested following operations by the police intelligence response unit and other investigators.
He alleged that the crime was masterminded by one of the suspects, who mobilised others to execute the act.
“Within the last 30 days, the police were able to make tremendous progress that led to the arrest of the eight key suspects that played major roles in the kidnap and murder of the ex-governor’s father,” he said.