DELTA: Two suspects arrested for beating man to death over alleged theft of phones, N3000


The long arm of the law has caught up with two suspects identified as Efe Lucky and Ramson Akpojibu in the Warri area of Delta State for allegedly beating a man to death over N3000 and phone theft.

The arrest of the pair was confirmed in a statement issued on Friday May 7, by the spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, who said that the pair were arrested after it received a call from a distress call.

DSP Bright said that after their arrest, the pair confessed that they, along with three other persons beat the victim identified simply as Christian, to death over allegation of stealing their three thousand naira (N3,000.00) and phones.

He said; “On the 3/5/2021 at about 1430hrs, information was received from a distress caller that a good Samaritan reported that one Efe Lucky and Ramson Akpojibu both ‘m’ of Ughoton community Okpe LGA brought a patient christain ‘m’ Surname unknown, to Moving Star Clinic Warri, as soon he was certified dead,” he stated.

“The duo with blood stains on their clothes was about to abscond. The DPO Orerokpe Division deployed detectives to the clinic, the corpse was viewed and signs of violence were seen on the body of the deceased. The corpse was photographed and deposited at Orerokpe General Hospital mortuary.

“The police arrested the two suspects Efe Lucky ‘m’ and Ramson Akpojibu ‘m’, and the premises of the suspects were searched, blood stained cutlass, hammer and blood soaked towel were recovered.

“They confessed that they were five in number who beat up the deceased to death over allegations of stealing their three thousand naira (N3, 000.00) and phones. Effort is on to arrest the three other suspects,” DSP Bright concluded.


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