Two Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC officers have been arrested by the men of the Edo State police command for alleged murder of one Mr Odion Omafo Samuel.
The officers carried out the dastardly act along Agbor Road, Benin.
The two officers identified as Francis Igboh and Samson Alolade are now in police cell.
Two others, Joseph Onolade and Sunday Ogi are still at large.
The deceased, Samuel, 36 had reportedly hired an Audi 80 car and was travelling in it with its driver when the embattled FRSC personnel flagged it down at Owuahe Hill, Agbor Road in Edo on Monday, October 14, 2019.
The Public Relations Officer of Edo State Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor confirmed the incident.
According to him, “Our operatives in the homicide section of the State Criminal and Intelligence Investigation Department, police headquarters, Benin City are investigating the case. It is a case of murder.”
It waa gathered that the Head of Abudu outpost of the FRSC Mr. Ogbemi Olu was invited and quizzed by investigators at the police command headquarters, Benin City.
His invitation was a follow up to the statements given by his embattled officers. The Public Relations Officer for Edo Sector Command, Federal Road Safety Corps, Edoma Bajack declined to comment on the incident
The deceased was said to have aided his driver to put up a strong resistance against alleged extortion attempts by the FRSC officers.
We learnt that the altercation between the officers and the passenger paved the way for the driver to flee the scene, leaving him at the mercy of the FRSC officers.
The enraged officers allegedly descended on Samuel, who was chased into a nearby bush and beaten to death.
Report said the deceased body was then abandoned as the traffic officers reportedly ran into the FRSC vehicle and sped off.
With Additional Information From The Punch Newspaper