A Jumia delivery man was reported to have been murdered by 3 customers in a house on Ada George Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The delivery man Eleje was to deliver 2 iphones that had been ordered on Sunday 26th March, 2017 to the house where he was killed.
The assailants were reported to have dumped his remains in a septic tank in a desperate attempt to cover up the crime.
However, operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad were said to have been alerted by residents.
The officials were reported to have swooped on the suspects in their apartment on Monday.
The state police spokesperson, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident, said the suspects – Sodienye Mbatumukeke, Excel Naabe, and Joy Eluwa – upon their arrest, confessed to the crime.
Speaking to news reporters Paul, who works at the Customer Care Section of Jumia in Port Harcourt, described the late Eleje as a good worker.
“I believe they are cult members. Now, before we deliver goods we will get money first.
“If we don’t get paid first, we will not deliver. What caused this nonsense is that we deliver before getting paid. The agent they killed was a good worker.”