The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said it has arrested a suspect over the murder of an elderly couple, Adebola Ezekiel, 80 and his wife, Abiodun Ezekiel, 79.

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, Mr Bennett Igweh said this during a media briefing on Friday in Abuja. He said that the gruesome murder of the couple took place in their residence at Apo Legislative Quarters in Abuja on April 1.

Igweh said the police began investigation immediately and were able to arrest the suspect, a former driver to the deceased couple.

According to him, police detectives trailed the suspect and arrested him in his hideout in Obajana, Kogi.

Igweh claimed that the suspect had freely confessed to have gained access to the house on the same date, slit the deceased’s throat and made away with the phones and ATM cards of the couples.

The Commissioner of Police also said the command, on April 11 arrested two suspects, for culpable homicide in Mabushi area of Abuja.

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Igwe said operatives from Mabushi Division arrested the suspects following a tip-off that the corpse of one Bilkisu Mohammed was being discreetly conveyed.

“The deceased had earlier visited the house of her supposed boyfriend, who eventually travelled to Kano and left her in the care of the female suspect.

“The deceased allegedly fell ill and was given non-prescribed drugs that led to her death by the male suspect who came into the house on the invitation of the female suspect,” he said.

He said the suspects were currently in police custody, undergoing interrogation.

Igweh also said operatives of the Command from Utako Division, on April 6, in a well-coordinated operation, arrested nine suspected armed robbers.