Three undergraduate students of Bingham University have been arrested for allegedly killing a driver of a Cab hailing service known as Bolt, after taking them on a trip to purchase Indian hemp in Abuja.
FCT Commissioner of Police, Haruna Garba, confirmed the arrest on Thursday while addressing journalists.
He said the Police received a report about the discovery of the victim, Obasi Okeke, lying dead in his pool of blood at Ngugu Close, Area 11, Garki, Abuja.
According to him, the deceased was called by one of the suspects to convey them to Guzape area of Abuja and return them to their take-off point.
“On June 5th, 2023 at about 2130 hours, one Obasi Okeke, the bolt driver was discovered lying in his pool of blood with a slit throat at Ngugu Close Area 11 Garki Abuja. The Command on discovering the lifeless body, painstakingly carried out an investigation to ascertain the killers of the driver.
“A painstaking investigation to ascertain the author of this dastardly act led to the arrest of the three suspects namely Obasieyene Inemesit Inem, Aaron Anthony and Alasan Ayomide Olusegun, students of Bingham University, two of whom are on suspension from the institution.
“In the course of the investigation it was discovered that the deceased was a bolt driver who was called by one of the suspects to convey them to Guzape Area of Abuja where they had gone to buy Indian hemp.
“Back from Guzape, to their take-off point, they discovered they had no money to pay for their trip, they decided to play a fast one by showing the deceased a fake debit alert on their phone, but the deceased insisted that he had not received any alert.
“In the ensuing argument, one of the suspects brought out a knife slit the deceased throat and fled from the scene. The three suspects have since confessed to the crime and will be charged to court soon,” the CP stated.