Two weeks ago, Queendoosh.co hinted that a serving aide to the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom was arrested for Kidnapping one Mrs Wendeh and receiving 4million ransom out of the 12million ransom he asked.
According to new reports the Department of State Security (DSS) have arrested the aide in connection with the spate of violence in the state, The Nigerian reported.
Sources in the DSS, said one Mr Tikaa Desmond an aide to the governor popularly known as ‘Senator’ was arrested alongside two others namely; Ada James and Joseph Ikpa, who are well-known Commanders of Terwase Agwaza also known as Gana.
The trio was arrested on an Island not far from Gbise, known to be Gana’s hideout during an operation by the Air force wing of Operation whirlwind in certain locations in Benue recently.
The arrest of Tikaa who is a Special Assistant to Ortom on Community Relations is believed to be one of those whose confessional statements implicated the former Benue State governor Gabriel Suswam who was arrested on Tuesday.
This further puts a dent in the governor’s acclaimed dedication to the end of violence in the state with the continued involvement of and mention of his aides as involving in these acts.
It could be recalled that Governor Samuel Ortom who had earlier declared his former aide, a millitia, Terwase Akwaza wanted with a bounty of 50million placed on his head.