Edo, Nigeria: Doctor arrested for killing his friend and stealing his car

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Abbas Adio, a 36-year-old doctor, was detained by Osun State police on suspicion of murder and armed robbery.

Abbas, per the account of the report shared by Instablog9ja, passed himself off as a physician based in Kwara State Government-owned hospitals.

He allegedly killed the taxi driver he hired during a trip to Benin City, Edo State in July, 2022.

The Nigerian police, through Yemisi Opalola gave background details of how the murder was committed, saying: “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 stol€n from Benin City and tracked to Osun State.

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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. He travelled from Kwara State to Benin in Edo State sometime in July, and met one Emmanuel Oyiobo, a taxi driver whom he contracted to drive him for the number of days he spent in Benin City.

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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 N1.4million.

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 corp$e in a nearby bush and made away with his white Toyota Camry muscle.”

SOURCE: www.Ghbase.com

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