The police have arrested three suspects in Abuja in connection with the death of a chef Emeka Eloagu alias Chef Emeka.
The suspects are Kingsley Obinna, 24, Musa Tanimu, 25, and Mohammed Sha’aba, 26.
Mr Eloagu was a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, with a grande diplomé in cuisine and patisserie. He was reputed for combining French cooking methods with Nigerian cuisines.
His wife found him dead in the house when she returned from church sometime in August.
The police also arrested two suspects — Abubakar Usman and Salisu Abdullahi — over the abduction of a Catholic priest in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Force PRO Frank Mba, who confirmed the arrests on Tuesday, said Usman, 21, and Abdullahi, 28, were arrested following intense intelligence-led operations.
He said investigations by the police team revealed how the arrested principal suspects masterminded and led other gang members to carry out the dastardly act.
He also said one GPMG and three AK47 rifles were recovered from the suspects while effort is still ongoing to arrest other members of the gang.