FOUR people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a member of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Abraka, in the East Ethiopian local government region of Delta State.
Victim, Iroro Wisdom Ovie, who is the father of two, was beaten and shot dead by strangers last month at his residence in Lucas area along the axis of Abraka police station, which is the State-owned Delta State University host community. . Confirming the suspects’ arrest on Tuesday, a security source at Abraka police station revealed that eight members of the Viking brotherhood who were singled out for the incident, adding that four of the suspects, including one close friend of the victim, were arrested and are currently in police custody.
The source who spoke on condition of anonymity gave the identities of the suspects as; Festus Ogheneovo, Lucky Enajero, Erona Lucky and Abel Onoriode who is the victim’s close friend, while others are said to be on the run.
He said: “Two of the suspects, Abel and Lucky, are members of the anti-cult group while Festus is the head of the Viking brotherhood in the region. “So far, investigations have also revealed that Abel is a close friend of the victim and hinted at Lucky about the discovery of $ 10,000 in the victim’s Bitcoin wallet and then contacted Festus who promised to ‘get five other members of said fraternity for theft “. surgery. “According to the confessional statements of the suspects, their intention to carry out the operation was to dispossess Iroro of the $ 10,000 in his Bitcoin wallet, but we were disappointed to discover that what remained when they struck was 400 $. “According to them, they were forced to shoot him twice when, during the opening of his account via his phone, he tried to find out who they were using the light on his phone. “They finally left with the phone and a few days later, they planned to sell the phone to a buyer who, rather than buying it, decided to contact security guards. With the help of the anti-cult group, the police were able to arrest four of the suspects. Contacted, Delta State Police public relations officer Onome Onovwakpoyeya promised to obtain details of the incident, but was not at the time of press.