Monday, 14 December 2015

Police arrest two following businessman’s death in Edo

THE Edo State Police Command has arrested the Okao (Head) of Idughiamwen quarters in Ikhueniro community of Uhunmwode Local Government Area, Chief Famous Onozigue, and an auto mechanic, Osaro Igbineweka, over the alleged killing of a businessman in a brothel.

They were nabbed after the deceased, Godwin Aimufua, died from injuries sustained after he was hit with a plank on the head at the brothel, identified as Corner Rest Guest House.
It was gathered that Onozigue had accompanied the late Godwin to the brothel to relax when the incident occurred.
A source said that an argument ensued between the deceased and the auto mechanic inside the bar.
The source said that as the argument degenerated into a physical combat, the traditional ruler allegedly picked up a plank to hit Igbineweka (auto mechanic), but ended up smashing the head of his friend, instead.
Both suspects, however, blamed each other for the tragedy.
Onozigue was said to have denied responsibility for the death of his friend, insisting that the late businessman was hit by Igbineweka.
He said, “I am a traditional ruler, the Okao of Idughiamwen Community in Ikhueniro. The bar man did not come to attend to us on time. My friend went inside the bar to collect the beer.
“I did not know what happened inside between my friend and the bar man and that boy called Osaro (Igbineweka). The next thing I saw was a fight between my friend and Osaro. The boy ran out and picked a stick and used it on my friend’s head. I quickly rushed my friend before he died.”
Igbineweka claimed he was attacked by Godwin for interrupting the bar man, adding that both the deceased and the traditional ruler engaged him in a fight after they were driven out of the brothel.
He alleged that the plank had been targeted at him before he dodged it, leading to the businessman’s death.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Osifo, said the two suspects would be made to face the law, as they would soon be charged to court for alleged murder.
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