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Police arrest 4 over murder, kidnapping in Edo

The police have arrested four suspects, Abubakar Ishaku  (25), Abibu Ide (18), Muruni Mallam (32)  and Hamidu Hamisu (30) over alleged murder and kidnapping in…

The police have arrested four suspects, Abubakar Ishaku  (25), Abibu Ide (18), Muruni Mallam (32)  and Hamidu Hamisu (30) over alleged murder and kidnapping in Edo State.

The command’s spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor, said the suspects were arrested by the police at Ososo, Akoko-Edo LGA of the state.

He said one Alaba Ahmedu reported to the police that his Elder brother, one Taiye Adebayo Shadrach 48 boarded Okada on his way from Ogorimagongo to Ojah Community and on getting to Ekpe/Ekpedo community, some group of armed men emerged from the bush, forced them to stop, robbed them of their motorcycle and phones and kidnapped  them into the bush.

He said the suspects tied them with ropes but  they manage to escaped, adding that the suspect  shot  Shadrach as they were running away and also inflicted matchet cut all over his body.

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Chidi said Shadrach later died from the injuries inflicted on him while the four suspects were arrested in connection with the crime.

He said one of the victims identified the suspects as the killer of Shadrach, leading to their arrest.

 

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