Abass Adebowale, a 36-Year –old Medical Doctor, has been arrested over the alleged murder of a 39-year-old cab driver, Emmanuel Yobo Agbovin- nuere, and bolted away with his cab in Benin City,Edo State.
The suspect, who is from Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, has been alleged to have killed the victim on 3 September, 2022, in Benin, and dumped hos corpse at Otofure community, after Oluku town , along the Benin-Lagos Road.
Edo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwanbuzor, who paraded the the suspect on Wednesday, said the deceased who hailed from Delta State, met the suspect sometimes in July at a hotel in Benin where the suspect lodged.
He said the suspect who graduated from the University of Ilorin in 2013, contracted the services of the deceased to convey him to some destinations and thereby became friends.
‘’In September 3, the suspect came to Benin again and invited the deceased to meet him at another hotel where he also engaged his (deceased) services.
Chidi explained that the suspect asked the deceased to take him round the places he wanted to visit, adding that while on the job , the victim complained of a leg pain.
According to Nwabuzor, ‘’The suspect who is a medical doctor , promised to help him and he administered a substance injection into his body and the deceased died instantly.
‘’To conceal the crime, the suspect kept the corpse in the deceased vehicle and later dumped the corpse in a bush in Oluku and ran away with the deceased vehicle.’’
It was gathered that the suspect was later traced to Osogbo ,Osun State with the aid of a tracking device in the deceased ‘s vehicle, where he was arrested by the police.
Apart from the deceased vehicle, the police also recovered another car the suspect had sold to a car dealer.
Items recovered from the suspect included DIAXIPAN INJECTION, SCALP VEIN NEEDLE AND FIVE SYRINGES.
The suspect who declined answering questions from Journalists , pleaded with the family of the victim to forgive him , saying that his action was not deliberate.
‘’Le the police do their investigation , I am pleading with the family to forgive me. I have killed a friend, he was really my friend , I can show you our discussion on phone, he said’’.