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21 Jul 2017

See How 'Evil' Abuja Taxi Driver Killed An Ex-ambassador,Steal And Sold His Car (Photo)

Operatives of the Nigerian Police force in the federal capital
territory,Abuja has reportedly tracked down a taxi driver who murdered
a former Nigerian ambassador and sold his car.

A taxi driver identified as
Sikiru Lamidi, who allegedly
murdered a former Nigerian
ambassador to South Africa,
Ngam Nwachukwu, on
November 24, last year, has finally been apprehended by
detectives from Apo
Divisional Police Station in
Abuja. A

ccording to a report by
Punch newspaper, the suspect from Oyo town in Oyo State, was caught
last week by the investigators at his home town where he was hiding
after selling Nwachukwu's Lexus SUV.

It was learnt that the 75-
year-old deceased, had
chartered the suspect's cab on November 23, 2016 and in the course of
taking him around informed him about his car which had a mechanical

Lamidi was said to have
offered to take the ex-envoy
to his brother, a mechanic,
who could work on the car
and it was decided that
Lamidi would come to the ex- ambassador's house the
following day. He reportedly showed up at the ex-envoy's residence at
Villa Nova Estate, Apo the following day as agreed. The deceased lived
alone, and his security guard, who doubled as an electrician, was also
in the house during Lamidi's
visit. Investigators stated that Nwachukwu offered the
driver some food but he
declined while sitting across
from him at the dining table.

"As the man was eating, the
suspect pounced on him and
wrestled him to the floor and
then stabbed him in the neck
with a pair of scissors. He
stole the plasma television and home theatre in the
apartment and went away
with the deceased's Lexus
SUV which he sold for N1.480m to one Femi Adeyemi with forged
documents," an investigator said.

Lamidi told our correspondent on Thursday at the Apo Divisional Police
Station that he did not know what came over him, adding that he just
found himself stabbing the septuagenarian until he died.

"After stabbing the man, I
felt terrible and guilty but
there was nothing I could do
to reverse the situation," he
said. After killing Nwachukwu, the suspect explained that he sold
the TV and home theatre
audio system to a seller of
fairly-used products at Area
10, Abuja for N38,000. He said that he kept the SUV
in Sauka Village along
Nnamdi Azikiwe
International Airport Road for two weeks before driving it to Oyo
town. The taxi driver said he gave
the vehicle to one Okuta who
assisted him in forging the
vehicle documents, adding
that he compensated Okuta
with N380,000 after selling the vehicle. "Out of the remaining N1.1m,
I bought a motorcycle for
N180,000 and invested
N500,000 in a cooperative
society; I gave a car dealer
N500,000 to assist me in getting a car, but he
defrauded me and didn't
provide any vehicle," Lamidi
explained. When asked if he had
committed similar crimes
before, the suspect denied,
saying it was his first time.

"I have not committed any
crime before; I blame the devil for this. Sometimes, I
entertain negative or
diabolical thoughts, but I
don't smoke or drink," he

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