From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of three persons in Abraka community suspected to have murdered one Eugene Oliseyenum a motorcycle rider who hailed from Obiaruku.
Police Commissioner in the State, Adeleke Adeyinka who spoke to journalists at a media briefing in Asaba at the weekend, disclosed that the victim’s body was discovered in the bush in Abraka community, adding that a young man had before the incident hired the services of Eugene to take him elsewhere but midway asked him to stop and collect something from a nearby building, unfortunately, after an endless waiting, he saw the passenger coming out with another motorcycle from a different direction.
He was said to have confronted him over not settling his fare but pleaded that he was a land agent and that the man he came out with was the man he was going to sell the land to before getting money to pay him, a situation Eugene agreed and while they rode to the site located in a very lonely area, Eugene became suspicious and insisted he was no longer going and he stopped.
According to the Police boss,” At that point, an argument ensued between the motorcycle rider and the passenger including the other person and in order not to attract public attention they brought out dangerous weapons and quickly came down from his motorcycle and dragged Eugene into nearby bush where they allegedly murdered him in cold blood.”
Elder brother of the deceased, Ifeanyi Oliseyenum however called on the state government and the police to ensure Justice in the matter, adding that his brother before he was killed was hardworking and law abiding.