The Osun State Police Command has apprehended a medical doctor for murder and armed robbery. Abbas Adio, 36, was arrested for stealing a Toyota Camry in Benin City.
Parading the suspect on Tuesday 6th September, 2022, Yemisi Opalola, the Command Spokesperson told journalists that 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 2022.
The Command Spokesperson said “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 the spokesperson had earlier stated that the suspect, who traveled 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 added “thereafter, the suspect and the deceased became friends and exchanged phone numbers and have been communicating since then.
“The suspect communicated to his friend (the 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 cunningly injected his friend (victim) with a substance suspected to have killed him on September 3rd, 2022.
“He subsequently dumped his corpse in a nearby bush and made away with his white Toyota Camry.”