Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Commotion as Mechanical Engineering Graduate is Murdered in Edo State (Photo)

The family members of a Mechanical Engineering graduate have appealed to the Nigerian police to unravel the killers of their son.
The late Charles Obaretin
The death of a 47-year-old man‎, identified as Charles Obaretin who is a graduate of mechanical engineering from the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi has sparked tension in the area as the family appealed for justice.




The family of the victim has asked the Nigeria Police help in unraveling the circumstances surrounding his alleged murder in Ologbo community, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.
According to Punch, the late Charles was said to be an unemployed graduate of mechanical engineering from the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, who had been introduced to a job at an oil mill by one of his friends.
The friend, identified as one Mr. Saturday, was said to have told him that the job, which was located at Obayantor, had a monthly salary of N120,000.
The late Charles was said to have left his home last Monday to resume work at the company but did not return until five days later when his decomposing corpse was found in a bush.‎
His remains were later said to have been deposited at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital on Sapele Road.
The sister of the deceased, Stella Inuwede, told Southern City News on Monday evening that‎ she had been informed by one Mr. I. K. that he and her late brother were allegedly kidnapped by some armed men on their way to the company.
She said that the said I. K. had claimed that while he was released by the kidnappers, her late brother ‎was shot dead when he complained of tiredness.
She explained, “As my brother went to resume on Monday, I did not see him again. On Wednesday, his friend told me that he could not find him.‎ We went to the company but it did not look like a place where one could be paid N30,000 (as salary).

“I went to the house of the boy who was said to have been kidnapped with my brother since I could not reach him on the phone. But when I got there, I was surprised ‎to see him and was wondering what was happening.”

“So, I decided to go to Obayantor where the company was located. The police also invited the boy to explain what happened and where the alleged kidnap took place. But when we got there, I discovered that my brother was dead,” Stella, who was accompanied by the 83-year-old father of the deceased, Pa Felix, said.
She, therefore, called on the Nigeria Police to expose the perpetrators, adding that she did not believe the claim of the boy that his late Charles was killed by kidnappers as his (deceased) eyes and nose appeared allegedly mutilated.
She also alleged that I. K. did not disclose the death of his deceased brother until he was asked by the police.
‎”I cannot find the boy who gave my late brother the job and the one who was allegedly kidnapped with him. I want the police and the state government to help me unravel the killers,” the sister of the deceased added.
The Edo State Police Command could not be reached for comments as calls put across to its spokesman, Mr. Moses Nkombe, were not picked.
Nkombe also had yet to respond to a text message sent to him as of the time of filing the report.

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