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.
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