By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY-THE Edo state police Command has arrested a driver identified as Samson who allegedly killed his boss and dumped his body in a tank at Ekiadolor, Ovia North East Local government Area of Edo state.
Two other suspects were also arrested in connection with the killing. Vanguard gathered that Samson was said to have sold the vehicle of his boss to a herbalist at Ovbiogie village and told his children that their father was kidnapped.
According to a police source, ¨ the suspect after selling the car informed the victim’s children who are based abroad that the supposed kidnappers were demanding for the sum of N2m.
¨He collected the money from the children and promised that their father would be released soon¨.It was learnt however that when the victim´s relations visited his residence, they found the decomposing body of their brother in a tank.
It was gathered that luck ran against the suspect when he went for the balance N500,000 with which he sold the car to the herbalist that he was apprehended by policemen attached to Ekiadolor police station, Benin City.
A police source told Vanguard that the corpse had been recovered while three suspects are being interrogated. Spokesman of the Edo state Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, who was contacted, said he will get in-touch with the Ekiadolor police station so he can be properly briefed.