A dismissed FRSC officer and an accomplice have been arrested over the murder of his ex-colleague.
The suspect identified as Nurudeen Ali, 32, and his accomplice, Mohammed Garba, 26, reportedly stabbed the victim multiple times at his home at College Road, Amejiogbe area of Oyo town, Daily Post reports.
While parading the suspects at the command's headquarters in Ibadan, the state Commissioner of Police, Samuel Adegbuyi, said an investigation into the case showed that Ali was dismissed from the commission for “licence touting offence.”
Adegbuyi stated that the victim had been very supportive of the suspect financially after he was dismissed from FRSC.
“The victim and Ali were friends and after Ali was dismissed, he got a lot of financial help from Fakai.
“On October 14 this year, Ali and an accomplice, Garba, went to Fakai’s house and stabbed him to death.
“The Atiba police division was mandated to unravel the murder, leading to the arrest of the suspects. The weapon, a knife, was recovered from them,” he said.
Daily Post reports that Ali confessed to the crime during interrogations, saying that the deceased had promised to help him with some money but delayed which provoked him and prompted the attack.
“Fakai was my friend because we worked together at FRSC before I was dismissed. He had been helping me until I killed him.
“A day before he was killed, he called me and gave me some money. He also said that I should see him again for more money. I went to his house with Garba but when we got there, I needed to receive a call and stepped out, by the time I returned to the house, Garba had stabbed him in the neck.
“He handed the knife to me and I also stabbed him. We left him dead. I was later arrested in my house by the police,” Ali said.
Stating his involvement in the crime, Garba said that the deceased promised to assist Ali but delayed after learning that the suspect was largely indebted.
“Our aim was to threaten him with the knife so that he could release the money but after stabbing him in the neck, I realised that the injury was life threatening, so I left the scene because I was afraid.
“Ali stabbed him more leading to his death. I had never met the deceased before that day.”
The suspects will be charged to court soon and will be made to face the full weight of the law.