DSS Parades Three Suspected Kidnappers Of Supreme Court Judge’s Family

Edo-judge-kidnappersThree State Security Service (SSS) on Tuesday paraded seven suspects in Benin City among them members of a gang that kidnapped the wife, daughter and driver of a judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, in May.

The other suspects paraded were three extortionists who threatened to kill their victim if he didn’t pay up and a musician, who was paraded for trafficking in persons.

Parading the suspects before Governor Adams Oshiomhole and the Press, the State Director, Directorate of State Service, DSS, Mr. Bello Bakori, said the suspects had confessed to the crimes.

He disclosed that Mrs. Rhodes-Vivour and her daughter were kept in a house in Upper Sokpomba, area of Benin City from where the kidnap suspects were arrested.

All the kidnap suspects hail from Delta State while the trafficker in persons is from Edo State.


  1. Good Job Gov adams oshiomhole and the SSS as the governor has stated during a press briefing on the arrest that the “den” where the kidnap operations took place at sokpomba area would be bulldozed and leveled down in no time. This would serve as a deterrent to Landlords and landladies for aiding and abating crime in the state and also to other unscrupulous elements have chosen the part of evil doing.

  2. Why are these men naked? What purpose does it serve to parade them in this condition? The only legitimate reason may be that the arresting DSS officers have determined that this is an effective procedure to ensure that armed robbers or kidnappers do not bring weapons into jail.


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