Four officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Edo State have reportedly overwhelmed a passenger to demise for allegedly stopping them from extorting the motive force of the automotive he was travelling in.
Already, two of the officers recognized as Francis Igboh and Samson Alolade are police web on allegation of homicide, whereas their colleagues in crime, Sunday Ogi and Joseph Onolade, are mentioned to be at giant. All 4 operatives had been mentioned to be serving at Abudu outpost the FRSC within the state.
The deceased passenger whose title was given as Odion Omafo Samuel, 36, was mentioned to have chattered an Audi 80 automotive and was travelling in it when the embattled FRSC personnel flagged it down at Okhuaihe Hill, Agbor Road in Edo on Monday, October 14, 2019.
It was learnt that deceased passenger was mentioned to have aided his driver resist alleged extortion try by the FRSC officers.
The ensuing altercation between the officers and the passenger reportedly paved the way in which for the motive force to flee from the scene, leaving the passenger on the mercy of the enraged FRSC operatives, who allegedly descended on and chased him to a close-by bush the place they beat him to demise.
They had been mentioned to have deserted the corpse and fled of their official car.
The driver of the Audi automotive with whom the late Samuel was travelling, was mentioned to have gone to tell his (passenger’s) family members, who accused him of kidnapping and handed him over to the police in Abudu.
Police investigation, it learnt, led to the arrest of two of the FRSC officers who took investigators to the bush the place the decomposing physique was evacuated on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
It was gathered that the suspects of their statements accused the deceased passenger of snatching their reserving tickets.
Meanwhile, the Head of Abudu outpost of the FRSC, was reportedly invited and quizzed yesterday by investigators on the police command headquarters, Benin City, following the statements given by his embattled officers.
Confirming the incident, spokesman for the Edo State Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, ”Our operatives within the murder part of the State Criminal and Intelligence Investigation Department (SCIID), police headquarters, Benin City are investigating the case. It is a case of homicide”.