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Police arrest native doctor over ‘killing’ of university undergraduate



Delta State Police Command have arrested a native doctor over his alleged involvement in the killing of a 200-level student of Delta State University, Agbor, Delta State.

In a statement posted on X on Wednesday, the police said the native doctor, Chukwuyem Jonah, 26, mobilised two other suspects to go after the deceased at a farm and kidnap her to enable them to get ransom from her “rich father.”

Mr Jonah had promised the two other suspects Godspower Chukwuedo, 23, and Christopher Nwachukwu, 22 the sum of N30,000 after executing the kidnap.

The deceased, Faith Omodon, had gone to the farm in Ewohon/Uwemen communities in Edo State on 1 April, where she was strangled to death for resisting her kidnap.

The late student, according to the police, was declared wanted after she failed to return from the farm which she had gone to using a motorcycle.

The deceased father had reported the matter to the police, prompting the initial investigation by the Abudu Division before it was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Benin City.

“The State CID operatives, while collaborating with a Vigilantes group, arrested the two suspects, Mr Chukwuedo, 23, and Mr Nwachukwu, 22,” the police said.

“The suspects confessed that they were resisted by Faith Omodon, and in the process they strangulated her to death,” the police said, adding that investigations are on to recover the corpse of the deceased and arraign the suspects in court.

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