A 36-year-old suspect Abbas Audio, has been arrested by the Osun State Police Command for murder and armed robbery.
The Command spokesperson Yemisi Opalola, while addressing journalists in Osogbo on Tuesday, said, Adio, who claimed to be a physician in one of the Kwara State Government-owned hospitals, allegedly murdered the taxi driver he hired during a trip to Benin City, Edo State in July.
Opalola stated that “the Edo State Police Command had sent a distress call to the Osun Command that a white coloured Toyota Camry car with registration number YAB368CN was stolen from Benin City and tracked to Osun State.
“The Police Command swiftly put a security mechanism in place and the said car was intercepted along Ejigbo/Ogbomoso road while the occupant was arrested.
“During the preliminary investigation, the suspect claimed to be a medical doctor working in one of the hospitals in Kwara State.”
Opalola had earlier stated that the suspect, who travelled from Kwara State to Benin in Edo State sometime in July had met one Emmanuel Oyiobo, a taxi driver whom he contracted to drive him for the number of days he spent in Benin City.
The Command spokesperson revealed that “Thereafter, the suspect and the deceased became friends and exchanged phone numbers and have been communicating since then.
“The suspect communicated to his friend (victim) in Benin that he wanted to sell his car and they agreed that the suspect should bring the car to Benin where it was sold for one million, four hundred thousand naira only (N1.4m).
“The suspect in the course of his stay in Benin after selling his car trickishly injected his friend (deceased) with a substance suspected to have killed him on 03/09/2022.
“He subsequently dumped his corpse in a nearby bush and made away with his white Toyota Camry muscle.”
However, she stated that Adio will be charged to court as soon as the investigation into the case is concluded.