Tragedy has struck in Benin, Edo State, as Destiny Osasenaga, a 400-level Computer Engineering student of the University of Benin was maimed to death by suspected cultists armed with guns.
According to news report, the deceased was taken captive from his residence in the Uwelu area of Benin by the armed men, of which his father and other family members are eyewitnesses.
A source stated that the gunmen stormed the deceased’s house in search of his elder brother who they said had offended one of their gang members and subsequently declared him wanted.
“When they could not find their target, they abducted the deceased, put him in a Mercedez Benz GLK and zoomed off to a bush path along Benin-Akure Road by Oluku community. The deceased was beaten to death by the gunmen and dumped at a refuse site by the roadside,” the source added.
However, the police has reportedly arrested the chief suspect, Kenneth Ediagbonya, in his hideout in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The spokesperson of the State Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident and the arrest of Ediagbonya.
He said, “It is true that one of the suspects has been arrested while other members of the gang are at large. However, the police are working hard to ensure other gang members are arrested,” he added.