Investigations by the Kogi State Police Command have revealed that Mr. Nicholas Ofidile, owner of popular Chucks Supermarket, in Lokoja was killed by hired assassins.
The State Commissioner of Police, Ede Ayuba, disclosed this while parading 28 suspected criminals in Lokoja, Wednesday.
He said that one of the suspects that assassinated Nicholas Ofodile had been arrested.
Ayuba said the breakthrough was made following intelligence gathering by SARS, working in synergy with vigilantee group in Orehi, which led to the arrest of Vincent Omogor, an indigene of Asaba, Delta State in connection with the assassination.
According to the CP Ayuba, the suspect confessed to the crime of assassination and mentioned his cohorts who are still at large that carried out the dastardly act.
The Commissioner said investigation into the case to arrest the other perpetrators is still on and assured of the unrelenting efforts of the Police to make the state safe in the hands of kidnappers.
The CP revealed that Vincent Omogor, an apprentice serving with Chucks Supermarket contracted them to kill Nicholas Ofodile, for refusing to give him money to treat his father who was sick.
“The apprentice father later died, and he became angry that if his ‘Oga’ Chucks had given him the money, his father would have lived.
“Consequently, he contracted them, gave them his travel itinerary, which helped in the assassination along Lokoja-Abuja federal highway”, he narrated.