SOLDIER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY MURDERING A BUSINESSMAN WHO GAVE HIM A LIFT

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A soldier has been arrested by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly killing a businessman after he gave him a lift in Ikot Abasi LGA.

It was reported that the soldier allegedly killed the man, stripped him of his vehicle, and dumped his body by the wayside after giving him a ride on Sunday, May 23rd.

The attention of the police was drawn to the scene and they plunged into action and recovered the corpse and later deposited it at the mortuary for preservation.

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On Monday, the deceased relatives came to the police in Ikot Abasi for assistance. Fortunately, the vehicle had a tracking device, so the police assisted in tracking the vehicle.

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The car was tracked to Ukanafun LGA, where the suspect stayed, the police surrounded the place and arrested the armed officer, recovered the vehicle, and an AK-47 rifle from him on Tuesday, May 25th, a source said.

The spokesperson of the command, Odiko Macdon, confirmed the incident, noting that the police are still trying to confirm the identity of the person involved.

“The matter is still under investigation, we are trying to get the report and determine the identity of the person involved,” he added.

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