The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested three suspects over the murder of a bolt driver, Obasi Okeke, in Abuja.
Parading the suspect in Abuja, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Haruna Garba, said the victim was discovered on June 5 lying in his pool of blood with a slit throat at Ngugu close Area 11 Garki Abuja.
He said a painstaking investigation to ascertain the author of this dastardly act led to the arrest of the three suspects, Obasieyene Inemesit Inem, Aaron Anthony and Alasan Ayomide Olusegun who are students of Bingham University and are on suspension from the institution.
The Commissioner said that in the course of investigation, it was discovered that the deceased was a bolt driver who was called by one of the suspect to convey them to Guzape Area of Abuja where they have gone to buy Indian hemp.
“Back from Guzape, to their take off point, they discovered they had no money to pay for their trip, they decided to play a fast one by showing the deceased a fake debit alert on their phone, but the deceased insisted that he has not received any alert.
“In the ensuing argument one of the suspect brought out a knife slit the deceased throat and fled from the scene. The three (3) suspects have since confessed to the crime and will be charge to court soon.”
Haruna also said that operatives from Nyanya division arrested a scavenger (Babanbola), one Abdusalam Mohammed Abubakar, for abducting a three-year-old boy.
According to him, the suspect lured the small boy and when he was going with him with the full compliments of his scavenging materials he was suspected and about to be lynched by angry mobs at area ‘B’ Nyanya.
“The boy was rescued and suspect arrested. In the course of investigation he confessed to the crime and mentioned one Abba as his co-accomplice who talked him to look for a boy for him. The rescued boy has since been handed over to the parents while the suspect will soon be charge to court,” the FCT Police Commissioner.