The Delta State Police Command has arrested two men for allegedly beating a man to death over N3000 and phone theft.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, May 7, said the suspects, Efe Lucky and Ramson Akpojibu, were arrested in Warri.
Edafe said the suspects confessed that they, along with three other persons beat the victim identified simply as Christian, to death over allegation of stealing their three thousand naira (N3,000.00) and phones.
"On the 3/5/2021 at about 1430hrs, information was received from a distress caller that a good Samaritan reported that one Efe Lucky and Ramson Akpojibu both ‘m’ of Ughoton community Okpe LGA brought a patient christain ‘m’ Surname unknown, to Moving Star Clinic Warri, as soon he was certified dead," he stated.
"The duo with blood stains on their cloths was about to abscond. The DPO Orerokpe Division deployed detective to the clinic, the corpse was viewed and signs of violence was seen on the body of the deceased. The corpse was photographed and deposited at Orerokpe General Hospital mortuary.
"The police arrested the two suspects Efe Lucky ‘m’ and Ramson Akpojibu ‘m’, and the premises of the suspects were searched, blood stained cutlass, hammer and blood soaked towel were recovered.
"They confessed that they were five in number the beat up the deceased to death over allegation of stealing their three thousand naira (N3,000.00) and phones. Effort is on to arrest the three other suspects."
The spokesperson said that the State Police Commissioner has ordered that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.