Passenger Kills Driver, Absconds With His Audi 80 Car in Edo State


Men of the Edo State Police Command have arrested a 33-year old man, Kelvin Omoregbe, for killing a cab driver and absconding with the victim’s Audi 80 car.

The suspect reportedly contacted the victim’s family and demanded for $30,000 as ransom after attempts to take the car to Lagos failed.

The Nation gathered that the 67-year old victim, Deacon Sunday Arigame, a retiree of the Nigerian Telecommunication (NITEL), had been hired once by the suspect and they exchanged phone numbers.

The suspect, according to reports, called Arigame at about 2pm three weeks ago to take him to his building site at Ovbiogie village in Ovia North East local government area of the state.

Omoregbe, who is being detained at the police headquarters, said he pretended to lodge at a hotel at Oluku and bought pegging woods with which he planned to perpetrate the act.

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The suspect said he did not lodge at the hotel but only waited outside the hotel gate to create the impression of a rich man.

Omoregbe, who claimed to have dropped out of Junior Secondary School, on arrival at the lonely site, took out the woods he bought and intentionally left his bag in the car.

He said, “After hitting him, I took his phone and drove his car to Lagos that night. Along Ekpe road near Lagos, I ran into a team of policemen on patrol and narrowly escaped arrest when they demanded for the vehicle particulars.”

“I abandoned the car and return to Benin. I decided to poise as a member of a kidnap gang and started demanding money from the family.”


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