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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Just In - Four FRSC Officers Allegedly Beat Man To Death, Bury Body In Shallow Grave (Report)

Report reaching MackenzieskyBlog this morning, has it that four FRSC officers attached to Abudu outpost in Edo state, allegedly murdered one Mr Odion Omafo Samuel, aged 36, after beating him to death and buried his body secretly in a shallow grave.
The names of the FRSC officials were given as Francis Igboh, Sunday Ogi, Samson Alolade and Joseph Onolade.

The Edo State police command yesterday arrested two of the officers for the alleged murder of Odion along Agbor Road, Benin.

The two officers now in police cell were identified as Francis Igboh and Samson Alolade while efforts were on to apprehend two others – Joseph Onolade and Sunday Ogi.

The deceased had reportedly hired an Audi 80 car and was travelling in it with its driver when the FRSC personnel flagged it down at Owuahe Hill, Agbor Road in Edo on October 14.

Police sources said preliminary investigation showed that the late Odion was beaten to death by the FRSC men because he asked the driver he hired not to give them bribe.

A source said that after putting up much altercations and resistance against the FRSC officers, the driver left Odion and fled the scene,  Odion was then beaten to pulp. 

He was reportedly rushed to a hospital and doctors confirmed him dead on arrival. The FRSC officials were said to have gone ahead to bury him in a bush, without reporting the case, so as to cover the horrible event.

The spokesman of Edo police command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor confirmed the incident.

“Our operatives in the homicide section of the State Criminal and Intelligence Investigation Department (SCIID), police headquarters, Benin City are investigating the case. It is a case of murder,” Nwabuzor stated.

The driver later drove to the deceased residence where he had picked him in a nearby village to inform his relatives of the incident but was accused of kidnapping and swiftly handed over to the police in Abudu.

He was said to have told his story, which led the police to carry out detailed investigation and two of the four FRSC officials were arrested.

The two arrested FRSC officers took investigators to the bush where the decomposing body of Odion was evacuated on October 17. It was learnt that the suspects accused the deceased of snatching their booking tickets.

We commiserate with the bereaved family

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    1. Investigations are on going and the perpetrators will face the justice they deserve..It's a murder case!

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  2. in this case investigations are finished or on going??

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