A 35-year-old undergraduate alleged to have been involved in the gruesome murder of an artisan has been arrested by men of the Edo state police command.
The incident happened in Igueben, Edo state.
The 28 years old deceased was lured out of his comfort zone in his house for an evening drink, but unknown to him that his hosts had planned to murder him.
The young artisan who arrived at the drinking spot at about 6 pm was forced to a nearby bush and beaten to death.
Standard Gazette gathered that the hoodlums allegedly used heavy wood and iron to smash him severally until he died on the spot.
The assailants then fled the crime scene immediately.
But the police who got wind of the murder went after the gang members.
One of the prime SUSPECTS simply called “Ajiro” was arrested.
According to him,” we were very many, and all of us are secret cult members. One of our people was killed last month, and we decided to kill too”.
Edo State Police Public Relations Officer SP Bello Kontongs assured that other gang members now at large will be arrested soon.