The police officers attached to Oleh Police Station in Delta have arrested a 20-year-old cobbler, Akpoghene Idogo, for his alleged involvement in the murder of a 50-year-old pepper seller.
The suspect had allegedly connived with one Onos Simon to kill the pepper seller for ritual purposes.
While Simon was arrested two days after the incident, Idogo fled the area to avoid arrest.
The police alleged that the suspects, after killing the lady, removed some vital organs and buried the body in a shallow grave.
Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Edafe Bright, in a statement said the cobbler was arrested in Kwale where he had gone to seek refuge.
Bright said Idogo’s arrest is the sequel to a confessional statement made by Simon over the alleged murder of Mr Patience Komore, 50.
“Following a rip-off, the Divisional Police Officer, Oleh Police Station, Paul Oboware, on August 6, 2021, led a combined team of policemen and some vigilante group to Kwale town, where Akpoghene Idogo was arrested.
“The suspect has been on the run after the alleged murder of the woman who is a pepper seller alongside his friend who was earlier arrested.
“Effort to arrest other suspects who contracted and paid the suspects N100,000 for the dastardly act is ongoing,” he added.