Benin Police in Uromi, Edo State have arrested a male cashier (names withheld) with one of the old generation banks in Benin in connection with the killing of the chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Esan North East Local Government Area, Mr Daniel Akhibi. Akhibi was said to have been shot dead by a six-man armed gang who trailed him to his house in Afuda village, Uromi in an Audi 80 car which bore no registration number. The suspects, according to the younger brother of the late NUT chairman, Kenneth, later made away with the deceased’s Mercedes Benz SUV car and mobile phones.
He explained that attempt to save the life of his brother was futile as he gave up the ghost on the way to the hospital. He further explained that his late brother’s car was later recovered the next day, along Poultry Road, opposite the university in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. According to police sources, the arrest of the cashier followed a debit alert of N20,000 on the deceased’s mobile phone, which the police recovered a day after he was murdered. The cash withdrawal was said to have aroused curiosity of the Police who immediately swung into action and arrested the cashier who was suspected to have made the withdrawal from the late NUT chairman’s account.
When contacted yesterday, the Edo State Police Command spokesman, Mr. Anthony Airhuoyo (DSP), confirmed the report, saying, “the Police are investigating to get to the root of the incident.