Osun doctor Abass Adeyemi kills cab driver with injection, steals car

Medical doctor, Abass Adeyemi, over alleged murder of cab driver, Emmanuel Yobo Agbovinuere, in Benin, Edo State.

Medical doctor, Abass Adeyemi: Arrested over alleged murder of cab driver, Emmanuel Yobo Agbovinuere, in Benin, Edo State.

By Jethro Ibileke

A 36-year-old medical doctor, Abass Adebowale Adeyemi, has been arrested over alleged murder of a 39-year-old cab driver, Emmanuel Yobo Agbovinuere, and stealing his vehicle in Benin city, the capital of Edo State.

The suspect, who hails from Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, was alleged to have killed the victim on 3 September, in Benin, and dumped his corpse at Otofure community, after Oluku town, along the Benin-Lagos Road.

Edo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwanbuzor, who paraded the suspect on Wednesday, said the deceased who hailed from Delta State, met the suspect sometimes in July at a hotel in Benin where he (suspect) lodged.

He said the suspect who graduated from the University of Ilorin in 2013, engaged the services of the deceased to take him to some destinations and thereafter, they became friends.

“In September 3, the suspect came to Benin again and invited the deceased to meet him at another hotel where he also engaged his (deceased) services”

Chidi explained that the suspect asked the deceased to take him round the places he wanted to visit, adding that while on the job, the victim later complained of leg pain.

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According to Nwabuzor, ” The suspect who is a medical doctor promised to help him and administered a substance injection into his body and the deceased died instantly.

“To conceal the crime, the suspect kept the corpse in the deceased vehicle and later dumped the corpse in a bush in Oluku and absconded with the deceased’s vehicle”.

It was gathered that the suspect was traced to Osogbo with the aid of a tracking device in the deceased’s vehicle, where he was arrested by the police.

Besides the deceased vehicle, the police also recovered another car the suspect sold to a car dealer.

Items recovered from the suspect included diaxipan injection, scalp vein needle and five syringes.

The suspect who declined answering questions from journalists, pleaded with the family of the victim to forgive him, saying that his action was not deliberate.

“Let the police do their investigation, I am pleading with the family to forgive me. I have killed a friend, he was really my friend, I can show you our discussion on phone,” he said.

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