The suspected killers of the 93-year-old father of Pa Defwan Dariye, father of former Plateau state governor, Joshua Dariye, have been arrested by the police.
The 93-year-old was killed after his abductors collected N10 million ransom from his family. He was abducted from his home in Plateau state in June this year. He was however killed by his suspected killers 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.”