“Command” charm fails car snatcher
A gang of car thieves led by one Solomon Abuede Tuesday narrated how they killed a medical doctor, raped his fiancée and dumped his body in a well.
The act was committed at Ekpoma, headquarters of Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.
Solomon said the doctor was first strangulated before they tied his body to a wood and throw his body inside a well.
He said they were told to kill any victim with flashy cars.
Solomon was among 46 suspects arrested for various crimes across the state since June.
He said he has been involved in several car snatching especially at Ekpoma axis.
A 61 year old man, Sunday Oviasogie, was named as the chief sponsor of Solomon’s gang.
Sunday confessed that he has received over 50 stolen cars and has been in the business for the past 15 years.
Another gang, Ehis Ogbefu and Innocent Sunday said a ‘command charm’ they procured for N60,000 failed them.
They were arrested at Ewohimin with a Lexus Jeep they snatched in Delta State.
Ehis said, “We did the command charm at Ubiaja. Anybody we talk to even policemen will obey us. The charm worked on the woman we collected the car from but it did not work on policemen at Ewohimin.”
“The charm is just alligator pepper and some leaves the man asked me to chew. When I talked to the police, they still arrested us. When I go back, I will demand my money from the man because the charm failed.”
Edo State Police Commissioner, Foluso Adebanjo said a total of 2,112 live AK47 ammunition, 14 assorted guns, 22 live cartridges and seven cars were recovered.
Adebanjo urged Edo residents to be vigilant in the face of insecurity expe