The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday arrested a medical doctor, Abass Adebowale, for allegedly killing a cab driver, Emmanuel Agbovinuere in the Benin City area of the state.
Adebowale reportedly injected Agbovinuere to death, dumped his corpse in a bush, and stole his Toyota Voltron car.
He was said to have driven the car to the Osogbo area of Osun State where policemen arrested him on Monday, September 5 2022.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, while addressing the press at the police command’s headquarters in Benin City, Edo State, said Adebowale, was a graduate of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, and works with the Kaiama General Hospital as a medical officer.
He said, “The Edo State Police Command in an attempt to rid the state of crime and criminality arrested a medical doctor, Abass Adebowale, 36, for killing Emmanuel Agbovinuere, 39, a cab driver.
“The victim and the suspect met in July this year at an undisclosed hotel in Benin and that is where their relationship started. On Sunday, September 4, the suspect came from Kwara State and they met at the same hotel, where as a customer, he took him around to where he was to do his business.
“The cab man complained of leg pain and the doctor promised to help and injected some poisonous drugs in his system. That was what killed him instantly. For him to conceal the crime, he left the corpse in the man’s Toyota Voltron car, but later took the corpse to Ondo Road, Oluku, Edo State, and dumped the corpse there.
“When the Anti-Kidnapping Unit got notice of what happened, they mobilised and he was arrested in Osogbo, Osun State, with the deceased car.”
Speaking further Nwabuzor said the victim began to complain of leg pain and the doctor promised to help him but ended up injecting some poisonous substance into his system which killed him instantly.
In a bid to hide his crime, the medical practitioner left the corpse in the man’s Toyota Voltron car, but later took the corpse to Ondo Road, Oluku, Edo State, and dumped it there.
Adebowale, during the parade, however, stated that the victim’s death was not intentional and he hopes that the family find a place in their hearts to forgive him.
Agbovinuere was said to have been survived by his wife, Mary, 27, and two children.