Gunmen Snatch Channels TV Bus in Benin, Beat Up Driver Mercilessly
Some gunmen have snatched a 14-seat staff vehicle
belonging to Channels Television in Benin, the Edo State
It was gathered that the white Toyota Hiace bus, with
number plate APP 98 DC, was snatched at gunpoint at
about 9pm on Tuesday at Omoruyi Street, off Lucky Way,
in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the state. The
gunmen, numbering four, had trailed the vehicle with a
black Sports Utility Vehicle and seized it shortly after it was
used to convey the Station Manager to his
The driver of the bus was said to have been tied up and
beaten mercilessly by the attackers before he was dumped
at Ogbemudia Farm, along Benin-Lagos road, at about
A staff member of the television station, who confided in
PUNCH, said the driver of the bus was, however, able to
make contact with the management of the station, through
the assistance of some local vigilantes in the area.
“There are four of them and they were well armed.
They came in a black jeep and bundled the
driver. They dumped him at Ogbemudia Farm after
beating him up. But we have reported the incident at
Oregbeni Police Division,” the source said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Stephen Onwochei, said
investigation had commenced into the incident with a view
to recovering the vehicle and arresting the perpetrators.
“We got a report about the vehicle this morning and
we are doing our investigation to recover it,”
Onwochei said on the telephone.