The Edo State Police Command has apprehended a doctor, Abass Adebowale, for murdering a cab driver, Emmanuel Agbovinuere in the Benin City area of the state.
Adebowale reportedly injected the victim with a substance which caused death, and thereafter dumped his corpse in a bush to steal his Toyota Voltron car.
He reportedly drove the car to the Osogbo area of Osun State where policemen arrested him on Monday.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, while parading the suspect at the police command’s headquarters in Benin City, Edo State, told newsmen that Adebowala was a graduate of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, and works with the Kaiama General Hospital as a medical officer.
He said, “The Edo State Police Command in an attempt to rid the state of crime and criminality arrested a medical doctor, Abass Adebowale, 36, for killing Emmanuel Agbovinuere, 39, a cab driver.
The victim and the suspect met in July this year at an undisclosed hotel in Benin and that is where their relationship started. On Sunday, September 4, the suspect came from Kwara State and they met at the same hotel, where as a customer, he took him around to where he was to do his business.”
Speaking further Nwabuzor said the victim began to complain of leg pain and the doctor promised to help him but ended up injecting some poisonous substance into his system which killed him instantly.
In a bid to hide his crime, the medical practitioner left the corpse in the man’s Toyota Voltron car, but later took the corpse to Ondo Road, Oluku, Edo State, and dumped it there.
Adebowale, during the parade, however, stated that the victim’s death was not intentional and he hopes that the family find a place in their hearts to forgive him.
Agbovinuere was said to have been survived by his wife, Mary, 27, and two children.