The police in Abraka has arrested four persons in connection to the murder of Iroro Wisdom Ovie, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abraka, Ethiope East local government area of Delta State.
The father of two, according to reports, was beaten and shot by unknown gunmen last month at his Lucas area residence along the police station axis of Abraka.
A security source revealed to reporters that about eight members of the Vikings confraternity have been linked to the incident. He also added that four of the suspects including a bosom friend of the victim have been apprehended and are currently in police custody.
He said, “Two of the suspects are members of the anti-cult group while the other arrested suspect is the leader of the Vikings confraternity in the area.”
It was gathered that the friend of the victim was alleged to have given hints to one of the suspects to rob him (Ovie) after discovering the sum of $10, 000 in the victim’s Bitcoin wallet.
The robbers, in the robbery process, were disappointed after discovering that Ovie only had $400 left. The robbers were forced to shoot him twice, as he made an attempt to identify them while they were trying to open his account through his phone.
The source said, “They eventually left with the phone and days later planned to sell the phone to a buyer, who rather than purchasing it decided to contact security operatives.”
He noted that with the help of the anti-cult group, the police were able to arrest four of the suspects.
Meanwhile, at the time of the report, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, promised to get details of the incident.