The Delta State Police Command has arrested a 40-year -old man , Mr. Festus Chuka , and an accomplice, Evans Odiwe , for allegedly killing a businessman , Innocent Nwankwo , over N2m .
It was learnt that Nwankwo had paid Chuka the money to buy property for him in Asaba, the state capital.
Chuka denied receiving a credit alert from his bank after the victim paid the money, which started an argument between them.
The victim , who stayed in Anambra State, was said to have informed Chuka that he would travel down to meet him in Asaba with a deposit slip showing that he paid into Chuka’ s bank account.
It was learnt that the suspect gave the victim a meeting point , as they agreed to meet on January 7 to resolve the issue.
Meanwhile , Chuka was alleged to have hired Odiwe and some others with N 100,000 to kill the businessman upon his arrival .
Nwankwo , who was unaware of the impending danger , was said to have arrived at the meeting venue from where Chuka lured him to a lonely place where the gang members were waiting .
He was reportedly attacked and killed ; and the suspects fled the scene afterwards .
Chuka and Odiwe were among suspects paraded at the police command headquarters on Wednesday .
The state Commissioner of Police , Mr. Muhammad Mustafa, told journalists that the two suspects were arrested after painstaking efforts by the police.
He said , “ Sometime in 2017, one Innocent Nwankwo , now deceased , of Nzemeghebo Crescent, Awada, Anambra State, paid the sum of N2m into a Diamond Bank Plc . account no: 0008438004, belonging to one of the suspects, Festus Chuka, for property in Asaba. But Chuka denied receiving the money.
“ On January 5, 2018, the victim informed the suspect that he would come to Asaba with the deposit slip of the payment. The next day , Chuka hired the second suspect, Evans Odiwe , for the sum of N 100,000 to kill the deceased on arrival at Asaba.
“ On Sunday, January 7, 2018, when the deceased arrived at Summit Junction , Asaba, he met Chuka , who immediately took him to a pre- arranged lonely place, where the victim was killed by the duo of Chuka and Odiwe and others now at large . The suspects, who fled the scene after the dastardly act, were later arrested by detectives and they have confessed to the crime. ”.