One of the abductors of the Managing Director of Ogba Zoo and Nature Park, Benin, Edo State, has narrated why the gang had to first killed the three policemen before kidnapping Dr. Andy Ehanire.
The suspect said that they had earlier attempted to carry out the abduction twice but were prevented by the presence of policemen.
The suspect said it was the third attempt they shot the three policemen to make it easy for them to take their target away through the waterways.
He also confessed their attempt to burn the vehicle they used for the operation failed as there was no matches to ignite a fire.
Edo State Police Command confirmed the arrest on Friday, saying they have arrested four members of the kidnap gang.
They were arrested in Sapele and other communities in Delta State.
It was also gathered that the kidnappers collected N61m ransom before he was released on October 14.
Dr. Ehanire, a brother to the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, spent three weeks in the den of the kidnappers before he was released in Delta State.
It was gathered that the kidnappers collected N25m and another $100,000 totally N61m before Ehanire was released.
The sum of N800,000 was said to have been recovered from the wife of one of the suspects. She is now in detention for conspiracy.
Edo Police spokesman, DSP Moses Nkombe, who confirmed the arrest, said efforts were on to arrest other fleeing suspects.