Nigerian police have arrested two Ghanaians for allegedly robbing a truck driver of his vehicles and goods with acid in Edo State.
The Intelligence Response Team (IRT) confirmed the arrest.
The Force spokesman, DCP Jimoh Moshood confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Lagos, stressing that the suspects carried out the crime in Edo on December 9, while they were arrested in Enugu State.
Moshood shared that the suspects had allegedly poured acid on the truck driver, Taiwo Adesanya, after robbing him at Olukwu in Benin of his truck with goods.
He said that the suspects, Eric Aidan and Matthew Kwasha, are notorious criminals who specialise in killing their victims with raw acid after dispossessing them of their belongings, especially vehicles.
He continued that the suspects who were currently being detained at IRT cell in Ikeja operated by getting jobs at haulage/transportation companies where they worked as driver and conductor. They would case the place and monitor their routine after which they would strike.
Moshood said after selling the goods, they would relocate to another place where they would apply for the same position in another company, stressing that their last operation was the incident of December 9.
He said that after they attacked the driver who was sleeping from the long journey with raw acid, thinking that he was dead , they snatched his truck loaded with 600 bags of sugar and dragged him out of the truck. The police spokesman said that the owner of the truck petitioned the I-GP following the attack on the driver and the diversion of the sugar worth over N10 million the driver was transporting to Benin City.
“The team led by CSP Rieniwa swung into action and tracked the suspects to a shrine in Nsukka, Enugu State, from where they were apprehended.
“They have confessed to the crime and they will soon be charged to the Court. The victim, who survived the acid attack, was able to recognise the suspects,” he said.
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