By: Patrick Ochei
The Commissioner of Police,Delta State Command,Mr. Zanna Ibrahim has paraded the arrested Killers of the Manager of Bukinn-Moore Petrol Station in Issele-Uku,Aniocha North Local Government Area of the State.
The CP while briefing newsmen on the state of security in the State, hinted on a case of conspiracy,robbery and murder by the trio of Friday Miri,25 years old, Friday John,20 years old and Blessing Shaluong,31 years old female,which they carried out on the night of 4th October, 2017,where the filling station manager, Mr. Chibueze Okocha was robbed and murdered.
He posited that the matter was reported on the 5th of October at the Divisional Police Headquarters Issele-Uku by the petrol station owner,Chief Nnamdi Mohanye.The crime bursting police Chief,said a crack team of policemen immediately swung into action and trailed the fleeing criminals to Langtang in Plateau State,where they were apprehended and brought back to face the law.
Meanwhile,in an interview with the suspects,Friday Miri,the security guard to the filling station and his friend,Friday John both exonerated their sister of any complexity,adding that she had already closed work before they carried out the operation.
Friday John said it was Friday Miri (Security Guard) that alerted him to come, saying the Manager was about to close for the day's work and he has the day's sales with him.He said he quickly came over and they attacked the Manager, Chibueze Okocha while he was switching off the generator.
The suspect said they tied him with rope, leg and hand,and while he wanted to shout,they now had to also tie his mouth with cloth and absconded with the almost N100,000.00 sold for that day.He said they quickly fled to Plateau State, but didn't realise the manager died until they were arrested.
For Miss Blessing Shaluong,one of the attendants at the filling station;she said she had closed work for that day and as usual resumed the next morning. She said she didn't see the manager when she resumed,but was only alerted of the discovery of his dead body later when one girl came to fetch water at the filling station.She said they then rushed out to inform the Chairman of Bukinn-Moore inside town only to meet him on their way.
She said the incident was then reported at the police station and the police came to arrest her to give statement and that has been her predicament in the whole case. She maintained that she only knew the culprits because they all came from the same State.She said her boss,Chief Nnamdi Mohanye is a nice man and she wouldn't do anything as wicked to him, not to talk of killing the Manager who had been like a family to them.The Commissioner however,averred that the culprits would be charged to court accordingly to face the law at the conclusion of police investigation.