How I killed my friend –Suspect
Ngbede Omale, a native of Agatu in the Idomaspeaking area of Benue State, is currently helping the police unearth the real motive behind his decision to kill his friend and abandoned the corpse in the bush.
The Benue State police command branded the suspect a ritual killer who operated in a syndicate, but Omale told Daily Trust that he was not a ritual killer, saying he only killed his friend by mistake.
“I fought with the guy (friend) in the farm after a little argument that ensued between us, and he died. I just pushed him to the ground and he could not get up again. I tried to wake him up but he was dead, so I ran away. It was actually a mistake,” Omale said.
The suspect further explained that he left the corpse of his friend, whose name was given as Agabaidu Omale, without burying it and fled to Kwara State after the incident happened in December last year.
However, luck ran out on him when the police, during a recent investigation, trailed the suspect to Ogidiga village in Kwara State where he was apprehended and brought to the police headquarters in Makurdi.
The commissioner of police, Benue State command, Paul Dibal Yakadi, who paraded the suspect alongside many others over various crimes, noted that the case was transferred from the area commander’s office in Otukpo after one Ajums Moses of Ugbokolo police station reported the matter in December last year.
The complainant was said to have stated that the suspect, who hails from Aila village in Agatu, came to her house and took away her son, Agabaidu Omale on his motorcycle. According to her, the motorcycle on which they rode was later seen but her son and the suspect were not seen.
Yakadi further disclosed that sometime in March this year, the skeleton of Agabaidu was found in the bush by a hunter, and that during police investigation, the suspect was arrested and he confessed to the crime.
The police commissioner added that Omale is still being investigated by the command, after which he would be charged to court.
Meanwhile, Omale, who said that nobody, apart from a close ally, knew about what transpired between him and the deceased, expressed remorse about the unfortunate incident, saying that, “I feel very bad that I killed somebody. I fled without telling anybody except one of my