By Emma OBIAMIWE, Investigator Correspondent, Asaba/
ASABA- POLICE Detectives attached to the Delta State Police Command Asaba, have arrested four persons for allegedly killing two persons over a breach of agreement. The suspects were said to have forced one of the deceased persons said to be a landlord to transfer the sum of N36,000 to one of the suspects before life was snuff out of him because he recognized them and would report them to the Police.
A statement by the PRO of the Command, DSP Bright Edafe made available to CrimeWorld magazine online said the Commissioner of Police CP Muhammed Ali had directed that the matter be transferred to the SCID for proper investigation adding that the suspect after killing the landlord, made away with his SUV vehicle. But the Police had recovered the said vehicle.
He said, “Following report received by the DPO Sapele Division from a distress caller (name withheld), that on 16/11/2022 at about 0900hours, he discovered that his landlord named Uguru Dominic ‘m’ aged 29yrs and his male friend name and address not known were found dead in the bathroom, suspected to have been murdered by unknown persons, and that the suspect made away with the victim’s Toyota Corolla car with Reg no. ABJ 271 white in colour, the DPO detailed detectives to unravel the mystery behind the deaths.
Consequently, the team swung into action, embarked on intelligence led investigation which led to the arrest of one Ogadinma Francis A.K.A “Gentle”, aged 27yrs and the deceased Vehicle recovered from him. Suspect confessed that he did a filling job for the deceased and after working for him, he refused to pay him the agreed amount. The suspect also stated that he conspired with his friends to commit the crime. Acting on his confession, the three accomplices namely, Goodnews Abaje ‘m’ age 30yrs, Obunwa Kasim ‘m’ age 25yrs and Bright Osifo ‘m’ age 23yrs were arrested. They stated that the initial plan was to rob the victim, they tied them up till about 4:30am and then forced him to transfer the sum of thirty-six thousand naira (#36,000) to one of the suspects account.
They further stated that they decided to kill both of them because they felt the victims recognized them and will report them to the Police. The Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal investigation department for further Investigation.”
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