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Police Arrest Teenager For Alleged Killing Of Boss

Police Arrest Teenager For Alleged Killing Of Boss
  • PublishedApril 15, 2022

The Edo State Police have arrested a seventeen-year-old, Chukwuebuka Nwode, for allegedly killing his boss, Peter Onoberhie.
It was gathered that Nwode was apprehended with two accomplices while trying to sell his boss’ car at Uwelu Motor Spare Parts Market, Benin City.

The teenager was working at a sachet water production factory owned by Onoberhie before he allegedly killed him.

The state police command paraded him alongside ten other suspects on Friday.
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The spokesman of the command, Kontongs Bello, while parading the suspect said Nwode allegedly killed the victim and conspired with two other persons to steal his car but were arrested while trying to sell the vehicle.

The suspect while narrating the incident said he killed his boss with a kitchen knife while he was watching television at midnight in his sitting room.

He said, “I didn’t just know what came over me to kill him. I have been living with my mother in Ondo State for the past 16 years. So, when I turned 17, I decided to leave for Benin City. When I got to Benin, I first picked up a job in a bakery. After I got the bakery job, I travelled to my village but when I returned from the village, my boss said my services were no more needed.

“After I was laid off from my bakery job, I got this job. After working for some time, I decided to kill and steal his car. I went to meet him while watching television in his living room at night and stabbed him with a kitchen knife.

“In the morning, I went to Ring Road to look for a driver because I don’t know how to drive. I met someone who knows how to drive at a Bet Naija joint, took him to the house and drove the car to Uwelu Spare Parts Market to sell it for money but we were apprehended by the vigilance group who later handed us to the police.”

Bello said the investigation would be done before the next line of action would be taken.

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