19th January, 2022
A 26-year-old man, Abdulsalam Ibrahim has narrated how he and his two friends killed Dr Obisike Ibe, a staff of Zenith Lab and Kidney Centre, Abuja and his friend, Ezekiel Edoja, at their home House D2, 24 Street, Games Village Estate, Abuja
Ibrahim who was working as a cleaner with the deceased spoke when he was paraded by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Commissioner, Mr Babaji Sunday, alongside Fidelis Ezekiel and Philemon Hussaini over alleged murder of the medical practitioner and his friend in Abuja.
The Police Commissioner said the suspects were arrested following aggressive manhunt, and painstaking investigations after the report of the murder of Dr. Ibe and his friend was lodged.
CP Sunday said the murder suspects had also stolen an envelope containing about $1,000, the mobile phone of the doctor, his ATM card and a vehicle after they killed Ibe.
The suspects used the ATM card to withdraw N2 million from the deceased’s account on Dec. 13/
The Police Commissioner said the three suspects confessed to the murder of Ibe and his friends upon interrogation when they were arrested.
In line with this, Ibrahim told journalists that he personally used cutlass to kill the doctor and his friends with the assistance of the other two suspects when he was paraded.
The suspect who is from Kaduna claimed he macheted Obisike to death because he is a ‘homosexual’ and he tried to force him into ‘homosexual act’ with him.
“I used cutlass to kill him. The doctor is a homosexual. He wanted to force me to have sex, I refused. He held on to my clothes and was trying to remove my clothes. When I refused, he started abusing me.
“I later called my friends to the house to come to help me pack my load. The doctor bought a lot of drinks and I became very high. I and my friends then tied the doctor and his friend. When my friends went out of the room, I came back with a cutlass and macheted doctor because of what he wanted to do to me which I didn’t like.
Asked to throw more light on how the doctor tried to force him into the homosexual act, Abdusalam who is a cleaner said, “He came to my room and asked me to massage him. I told him I can’t do massage. He said he will pay me, that I should name any amount and I refused.