A man identified as Ogbaire, has allegedly murdered his business associate, Lawrence Ojoh, and buried his body in a not deep grave in Warri, Delta State.
Okoh, who's a native of Ubulu-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state, left his Port Harcourt business firm to supply generator spare parts to a customer in Warri.
It was reported that Okoh who had supplied on August 2, did not return home and police declared him missing.
Late Okoh had, earlier that day, sent a text message to his wife that he would not make it back to Port Harcourt and that he would pass the night with his customer in Warri.
His wife later contacted the customer, who claimed that he knew the deceased very well, but had not seen him for over a period of time.
According to source, the police raided the spare parts market in Warri in which the wife was able to identify some of the parts her husband left with on the fateful day.
The shop owner, where the parts were found, took the police to where he bought his goods.
The suspect, Ogbaire, was the one who told Okoh’s wife that he had not seen her husband in a very long while.
The suspect had allegedly told the police that he killed Okoh and buried him in a shallow grave located in an uncompleted building.
A senior police officer in Warri said Okoh’s decaying body had been exhumed and given to the family in Ubulu- Uku for burial.
He said: “The suspect has confessed to the crime that he killed Okoh in order not to pay him the money for the spare parts, he supplied him.”
The officer who also added that the suspect confessed that he committed the crime with another person. A family source said Okoh left behind twins.
“My cousin got married eight years ago and just got twins last year. The wife is now a widow while the twins, who are minors, will not see their father again.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the story, said: “The principal suspect had been arrested, after taking the police to the shallow grave. We have exhumed the body.” Ubulu-Uku, Okoh’s hometown, has been thrown into sadness.