Driver killed by conductor, body dumped in well

A conductor has killed his driver and dumped the body in a well in a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory.

What could have prompted a conductor, Bashal Ali, to gruesomely murder his boss, 65-year-old pick-up van driver, Dayo Johnson, and then dump the body in a well? That is the puzzle that the police in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has to solve if they are to get any headway in the case.

The incidence which happened at Dei-Dei, a suburb of the capital city, is still sending shock waves around the settlement.

In a statement released by the police into the circumstances of the crime, Johnson was allegedly murdered by his assistant, Ali, at Shagari quarters, Dei-Dei in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). A senior police officer at Zuba police station, who craved anonymity, confirmed the incident.

He said:

"On Friday afternoon, we got a distress call from a Good Samaritan that a young Hausa boy, Bashal Ali, who hails from Sokoto, has at a remote part of Shagari quarters in Dei-Dei, dumped his body in a well and was preparing to flee with the victim’s vehicle.

We dispatched our team of crime officers to the venue and the story turned out to be real.

From what we established, the suspect, Bashal Ali, was an Okada (commercial motorcycle) rider. He lived in an isolated place, an empty but fenced plot at Shagari quarters in Dei-Dei.

But he confirmed that the victim, Dayo Johnson, the driver of the pick-up van, engaged him as his conductor. They took a consignment to Kaduna and when they returned to Abuja, he lured the man to drop him off at his Dei-Dei house."

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