Those suspected to be the killers of the 93-year-old Pa Defwan Dariye, father of former Plateau state governor, Joshua Dariye, have been apprehended by the police.
Defwan was murdered after his kidnappers received N10 million ransom from his family. He was kidnapped from his home in Plateau state in June this year. He was nevertheless killed by his suspected abductors after ransom was paid for his release.
While being paraded before newsmen at the force headquarters Abuja, the leader of the kidnap gang, Jethro Nguyen, 53, an indigene of Bokos, said he hired 10 others including some Fulani herders to abduct the old man from his palace, adding that he was kept at their hideout for about 10 days before he was murdered.
Nguyen confessed that he gave a gang member the order to shoot the old man.
He said they abducted the deceased “because he was a good target to make money as his son was a one-time governor of Plateau State and senator of the Federal Republic.”