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Police nab doctor for allegedly killing taxi driver with poisonous injection

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By Ismail Azeez, Osogbo

Osun State Police Command has arrested a self acclaimed doctor, Abbas Adio for allegedly killing a taxi driver, Emmanuel Oyiobo, by injecting him with poisonous substance.

The Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Yemisi Opolola said that the suspect hired a taxi driver who was driving him for the days he (suspect) spent in Benin.

Opalola disclosed this while addressing journalists at the Police command in Osogbo, Osun State capital yesterday, said that the suspect travelled from Kwara State to Benin, Edo State in July and snatched a Toyota Camry car from the victim (Oyiobo).

She said that the suspect claimed to be a medical doctor working in one of the hospitals in Kwara State during the investigation by the security operatives.

According to PPRO, “A distress call received from Edo State Police Command that, a Toyota Camry car was snatched from Benin and tracked to Osun State, the Police Command swiftly put security mechanism in place and the said car was intercepted along Ejigbo/Ogbomoso road while the occupant was arrested.

“The suspect, who travelled from Kwara State to Benin in Edo State sometime in the month of July this year, met one Emmanuel Oyiobo, a taxi driver who was driving him for the days he spent in Benin. Thereafter, the suspect and the deceased became friends and exchanged phone numbers and have been communicating since then.

“The suspect communicated to his friend (victim) in Benin that he wanted to sell his car and they agreed that the suspect should bring the car to Benin where it was sold for one million four hundred thousand naira only. (N1.4m).

“The suspect in the course of his stay in Benin after selling his car trickishly injected his friend (deceased) with a substance suspected to have killed him on 03/09/2022.

“He subsequently dumped his corpse in a nearby bush and made away his white Toyota Camry muscle,” she added.

However, she said that the suspect will be charged to court as the investigation is concluded.

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