A taxi driver, Sikiru Lamidi has been arrested by detectives from Apo Divisional Police Station, Abuja for allegedly killing a former Nigerian ambassador to South Africa, Ngam Nwachukwu, on November 24, last year.
Naija News gathered that Lamidi, from Oyo town in Oyo State, was arrested at his home town where he was hiding after selling Nwachukwu’s Lexus SUV with Abuja registration number, YAB 938 MC which was sold with forged documents to one Femi Adeyemi.
The police, subsequently, recovered the vehicle which was sold.
A policeman, who asked not to be named, said the deceased, who was 75 years old before he died, had chartered the suspect’s cab on November 23, 2016 and in the course of taking him around informed him about his car which had a mechanical fault.
Lamidi was said to have offered to take the former ambassador to his brother, a mechanic, who could work on the car and it was decided that Lamidi would come to the ex- ambassador’s house the following day.
The driver reportedly showed up at the former ambassador’s residence at Villa Nova Estate, Apo, the following day as agreed.
It was gathered that the deceased lived alone, and his security guard, who doubled as an electrician, was also not in the house during Lamidi’s visit.
Investigators stated that Nwachukwu offered the driver some food but he declined while sitting across from him at the dining table.