BY PATRICK OCHOGA, Benin City
A driver simply identified as Samson has been arrested for killing his boss and dumping his body in a septic tank at Ekiadokor area of Ovia North East local government area.
Two other suspects were also arrested in connection with the killing.
It was learnt that Samson sold the vehicle of his boss to an herbalist at Ovbiogie village and told his children that their father was kidnapped.
Police sources said Samson informed the victim’s children who are based abroad that the supposed kidnappers were demanding for the sum of N2m.
The police source said Samson collected some money from his boss’s children with a promise that their father would be released soon.
The lid blew on Samson when some relatives visited the residence of Samson’s boss and discovered the decomposing body inside a septic tank.
It was a bid by Samson to collect the balance of the N500, 000 with which he sold the car to the herbalist that he was arrested by policemen from Ekiadolor Division.
Policemen at the police headquarters where the case was transferred to said the incident happened two weeks ago.
The policemen said the corpse of the victim has been recovered and the three suspected interrogated.
Police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said he was yet to get briefings on the incident.
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