The Nigeria Police, Edo State Command, has arrested one Moses Oguche – a soldier in the 4 Brigade Nigeria Army, for stabbing a commercial bus driver to death.
According to reports gathered by Naijauto.com, the deceased, Mr Ogbimi, who was a staff of Big Joe Motors, met his untimely death when he went to repair a faulty vehicle of the company in the Okene area of Kogi State.
Eyewitnesses disclosed that the problem began after the towing van driven by the late Ogbimi collided with the car of the suspect – a silver colored Nissan Premera numbered Abuja- KWL 811-AP. In the heat of an argument between both parties, the soldier, clad in mufti, stabbed the deceased and absconded. Agitated by his action, eyewitnesses pursued him, but he managed to escape after discarding his car and running into a bush around Agbede.
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Some armed soldiers even tried to rescue their merciless colleague
The matter was reported to the Police in the area. They arrested the suspect and impounded his vehicle at the Divisional Police Headquarters in Agbede.
Naijauto also gathered that some armed soldiers arrived at the police station in 2 Hilux vans with the intent of whisking the suspect away, but were resisted by the police and members of the community.
Sources at the police station revealed that the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Dan Mallam Mohammed, has ordered that the case be transferred to the police headquarters in the state capital, Benin City.
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The Commissioner assured the public that justice would prevail.
Captain Maidawa Ibrahim Mohammed, Public Relations Officer, 4 Brigade Nigeria Army, expressed regrets over the loss of a life. He stated that the action was against the professional conduct of the Nigeria Army, which values human lives. According to him, the case will undergo thorough investigations, and justice will be served accordingly.
An employee of the transport organization the deceased worked for disclosed that relatives of the deceased and management of the company had received invitation from the police.
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