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Edo Police Arrest Native Doctor, Two Others Over Murder Of University Student



Edo Police Arrest Native Doctor, Two Others Over Murder Of University Student

By Osariemen Idiaghe

Three suspects have been arrested for the kidnap and murder of Faith Omodon, who was declared missing a few weeks ago.

The 200-Level student of Delta State University, Agbor, had gone to the farm in Ewohon/Uwemen communities in Edo State with a Lifan CG 125 motorcycle, on April 1st, 2024, but never returned.

Following a report at the Abudu police division by her father, Edward Omodon, she was declared missing by the police.

The suspects were paraded with 11 other suspects by the State Commissioner of Police, Funsho Adegboye.

According to the CP, “After a preliminary investigation was conducted by the Abudu Division, the case was transferred to State CID, Benin.

“The State CID operatives while collaborating with the Vigilantes group, arrested two suspects, Godspower Chukwuedo, 23 years and Christopher Nwachukwu, 22 years.

“The suspects made useful statements to the Police and confessed that they were sent by one Chukwuyem Jonah, 26 years a native doctor who lives in Iru community, near Abudu, Edo State to go after Faith Omodon in the farm and kidnap her to enable them collect ransom from her rich father, with the promise of paying them #30,000.00.

“The suspects further confessed that they were resisted by Faith Omodon and in the process, they strangle her to death ”

According to the CP, the confessional statements of the two suspects led to the arrest of the native doctor at Iru community, on 7 May, 2024.

“In an interview with journalists, the duo of Godspower Chukwuedo and Christopher Nwachukwu, confessed to their crime and also corroborated the story as narrated by CP Adegboye.

“The duo who said they didn’t know the girl before, disclosed that the native doctor took them to the farm and also told them that she would come home during Easter period.

Christopher Nwachukwu who claimed to be a farmer and based in Agbor, disclosed that he was contracted by Godspower Chukwuedo, a bricklayer based in Benin city for the job.

On his part, Godspower Chukwuedo confessed that after strangling their victim, they left her unconscious with the native doctor in the farm, but made away with her mobile phone and the motorcycle.

“The ‘native doctor’, Chukwuyem Jonah, however denied knowing the other suspects, let alone having anything to do with the attempted kidnap and murder of Faith Omodon.

Father of the deceased, Edward Omodon, who described the incident as unfortunate said, he knew the native doctor very well, as they live together in the same locality.

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“I know Jonah Chukwuuem very well, we stayed together. I see him everyday.

“I want justice. I want them to pay for the killing of my daughter. I don’t want my daughter to die like that without any action from the government,” he said.

Meanwhile, CP Adegboye has cautioned parents to always be weary of where they will their wards and children to.

Adegboye also appealed to residents of Edo to always support the police operatives with credible and reliable information to enable them track down criminal elements in the state.


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