Abass Adebowale, a doctor, has been arrested by the Edo State Police Command for the murder of Emmanuel Agbovinuere, a taxi driver in Benin City, Edo State.
Adebowale reportedly injected the victim to death, dumped his corpse in a bush, and stole his Toyota Voltron car.
He reportedly drove the car to the Osogbo area of Osun State where policemen arrested him on Monday.
While parading the suspect at the police command’s headquarters in Benin City, Edo State, state police public relations officer Chidi Nwabuzor informed reporters that Adebowala was a graduate of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, and works at the Kaiama General Hospital as a doctor.
“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.”
“The victim started to complain about leg pain and the doctor promised to treat him but ended up injecting him with some lethal drug which killed him instantaneously.”
The doctor, in an effort to cover up his crime, left the body in the man’s Toyota Voltron automobile, but later transported it to Ondo Road in Oluku, Edo State, and dumped it there.
Although the victim’s death was not intentional, Adebowale said during the parade that he hoped the victim’s family would find it in their hearts to forgive him.