Three men who allegedly murdered a senior lecturer in the University of Benin, Professor Paul Otasowie in front of his residence on Ekehuan Road in Oredo Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday evening have been caught by the police.
Addressing the issue, the Police Public Relations Officer in Edo State Police Command, Moses Nkombe, revealed that the suspects have given useful information on the matter.
He said the police had received a distress call about the incident after which operatives were sent to the scene. The professor was, however, shot dead before they arrived.
“In the course of trying to unravel the cause of the incident, three suspects were arrested and the Nissan Primera that was used in tracing the victim to his house was recovered by the police,” he said.
“The suspects are helping the police currently to unravel the cause of that incident.”
Otasowie’s murder is a latest in string of crime in the state and follows the abduction of a popular musician, Mr Joseph Osayomore, and the head of Ogba Zoo and Nature Park, Mr. Andrew Ehanire, and a Catholic priest, Fr. Lawrence Adorolo.
The security situation in the state has led the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to engage each other in a war of words. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>