Soldier allegedly stabs driver to death in Edo

Edo State Police Command has apprehended a Lance Corporal, Moses Oguche, connected to the 4 Brigade, for allegedly stabbing a driver to death.

The late driver, simply named Mr. Ogbimi, served with the Big Joe Motors, Benin and had gone to Okene in Kogi State to alongside a mechanic, fix a crashed vehicle belonging to the company when the incident happened.

Witnesses said fight began when the towing van driven by the dead had a contact with a silver colour Nissan Premera marked Abuja- KWL 811-AP, belonging to the suspect.

The soldier, who was said not to be in army uniform, stabbed the driver during an exchange that happened between them and later escaped the scene, to avoid being attacked.

He was said to have been chased by passersby and he later dropped his car and ran into a bush at Agbede in Edo State.

Capt. Maidawa Ibrahim Mohammed, The police PRO for 4 Brigade, said the loss of life was unfortunate.

“The loss of life in this controversial circumstance is highly regrettable. This is certainly not in line with the professional disposition of the Army, which places high premium on the sanctity of human lives. As alleged, this unfortunate circumstance will be thoroughly investigated and if established, justice shall take its course. I want to assure the public of the safety of their lives and property.”

A worker in the transportation firm, who begged to remain anonymous, said the management and the bereaved family have been called by the police at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID).

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