Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Missing Vanguard Newspaper Reporter Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver, Police Say

The Police High Command on Friday said that the missing Vanguard newspaper reporter, Henry Salem Tordue, was killed by a hit-and-run driver at the Manushi highway in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The suspect, a 29-year-old commercial driver, Itoro Clement, was paraded on Friday in Abuja.

Parading the driver of Toyota Camry car with registration number BWR 243 BK, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said that the Inspector General of Police-Intelligence Response Team, headed by Olatunji Disu, finally traced the corpse of the reporter to the morgue of the Wuse General Hospital and was identified by the family.
Three identity cards comprising that of the National Assembly, Nigerian Union of Journalists and Vanguard Newspaper along with two ATM cards were said to have been found on his body

Speaking on the incident, the driver told journalists that he ran away from the scene on the day of the incident as he had earlier been attacked by bandits on the same spot.

 

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