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The incident occurred at Upper Mission Extension in Benin. The suspect allegedly knocked the mother of three down with his car, which dragged her for over 500 meters, after the deceased requested the suspect to pay her money, estimated at over N10 million.
Vanguard learned from the state Police command that the Austrian government had called to find out what happened, following information that the deceased flew into Nigeria with her Austrian passport.
It was learned that the suspect, who is a spare parts dealer, was married to an Igbo woman here in Nigeria, but had been overseeing his lover’s investment here in Nigeria.
It was gathered that the deceased, who has a dual citizenship, had been supplying the suspect with spare parts for sales, but found out that the suspect did not remit the cash after sales.
Trouble started when the decease arrived Nigeria early December and asked for her money from the suspect.
Vanguard was informed that on December 24, the suspect passed the night at the residence of the deceased and that while he was about leaving in the morning, the deceased insisted that he pay the money owed her.
The suspect ran into his vehicle and hit the deceased, who had run after him. He dragged the body under the vehicle and eventually dumped the mangled body at Lucky Way Junction, on Auchi-Benin Road.
The suspect, who was arrested by the police was taken to the scene of the incident, yesterday, by detectives and it was discovered that he dragged the body along the road for over 500 meters.
The suspect was said to have confessed to killing his lover. The Edo State Police Commi-ssioner, Folunso Adebanjo, said a crack team of detectives was investigating the matter.