A gang of car thieves, led by one Solomon Abuede, have been arrested by the police in Edo state.
They were arrested at Ewohimin with a Sports Utility Vehicle they snatched in Delta State.
Abuede who was among 46 suspects arrested for various crimes across the state since June, narrated how they killed a medical doctor and raped his fiancée at Ekpoma, headquarters of Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.
According to him, they strangulated the doctor before he was throwing his body into the well.
Abuede who disclosed that he has been in the car theft business for 15 years said he had taken part in several of the operation, especially at Ekpoma and they had been instructed to kill any victim with a flashy car, The Nation reports.
He said the chief sponsor of the gang was 61-year-old Sunday Oviasogie.
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Another suspect named Ehis Ogbefu said their ‘command charm’ which they procured for N60,000 failed them.
“We did the command charm at Ubiaja. Anybody we talk to, even policemen, obey us. The charm worked on the woman we collected the car from but it did not work on policemen at Ewohimin,” he said.
Lamenting the failure of the said charm, Ehis said when he returned home, he will demand his money back.
Th state Police Commissioner, Foluso Adebanjo said 2,112 live AK47 ammunition, 14 assorted guns, 22 live cartridges and seven cars were recovered.
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