A man identified as Sampson Nwaobasi has been arrested by the Enugu State Police Command, for allegedly killing his business partner, Mr Friday Ani, following payment of proceeds made from a farming business.
The Spokesperson of the command, Ebere Amaraizu, noted in a statement on Monday in Enugu that the incident happened on July 31 in Agbani community.
Amaraizu said that the deceased and one Paul Eze were all partners in the farming of cucumber as the deceased and Eze had raised money to the suspect, who does the farming, sells same and shares profits, NAN reports
“It was gathered that his victim, Ani, a student of Enugu State University of Science and Technology and his business associate had met his untimely death when he had demanded from the suspect payment of his share of the proceed.”
“It was gathered they were to share N6 million as the business thrived for four months; however, the suspect allegedly started avoiding his partners which made them believe that he may have craftily reinvested the proceed without them knowing.”
“The deceased traced the suspect to the farm to find out what has been happening; and in the farm, a misunderstanding arose between them which allegedly resulted in the killing of Ani by the suspect and burying him inside the bush.”
“The deceased was said to have been reported missing by relations who could not immediately find out what happened.”
“Following suspicious ways the story appeared, Commissioner of Police, Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, directed for investigation in which the suspect was nabbed by police operatives in partnership with neighbourhood watch group members from the community where he was hiding’’ he said.
The spokesman of the police revealed that the suspect is providing the police with information in their investigation in relation to how he allegedly killed his victim and quickly buried him inside the bush.
Amaraizu noted that the suspect had however maintained in his confessionary statement that the money in question is not to the tune of N6 million but N300,000.
The suspect claimed that the deceased wanted to kill him over the money which saw him struggle-out the knife from him and stabbed him to death.