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2 Ghanaians Who Poured Acid On Nigerian Truck Driver During Robbery In Benin Arrested At Enugu Shrine

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Two Ghanaians Who Poured Acid On Nigerian Truck Driver During Robbery In Benin City Edo State Arrested At Enugu Shrine

IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), has arrested two Ghanaians for allegedly robbing a truck driver of his vehicle and goods with acid.

The Force spokesman, DCP Jimoh Moshood confirmed the arrest to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos, stressing that the suspects carried out the crime in Edo on Dec. 9, while they were arrested in Enugu State.

Moshood said that the suspects allegedly poured raw acid on Taiwo Adesanya after robbing him at the Olukwu area of Benin City of his truck with goods.

He said that the suspects, Eric Aidan and Matthew Kwasha, are notorious criminals who specialise in killing their victims with raw acid after dispossessing them of their belongings , especially vehicles.

The image maker of the force, who said that the suspects were currently being detained at IRT Cell in Ikeja , Lagos, noted that their mode of operation was to seek employment as driver and conductor in haulage companies.

He said while in such company, they study the company and perfect ways to divert their employers goods and sell the vehicle.

Moshood said after selling the goods, they would relocate to another place where they would apply for the same position in another company, stressing that their last operation was the incident of Dec. 9.

He said that after they attacked the driver who was sleeping from the long journey with raw acid , thinking that he was dead , they snatched his truck loaded with 600 bags of sugar and dragged him out of the truck.

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The Victim

The image maker said that the owner of the truck petitioned the I-GP following the attack on the driver and the diversion of the sugar worth over N10 million the driver was carrying to Benin City.

According to Moshood, based on the petition, the I-GP directed the Commander IRT, DCP Abba Kyari to investigate the matter, stressing that upon the directives, Kyari directed CSP Phillip Rieninwa, IRT commander in Lagos to go after the suspects .

“The team led by CSP Rieniwa swung into action and tracked the suspects to a shrine in Nsukka, Enugu State, from where they were apprehended.

“They have confessed to the crime and they will soon be charged to the Court. The victim, who survived the acid attack, was able to recognise the suspects,” he said. (NAN)



  1. Rosy

    December 26, 2018 at 9:58 PM

    Wickedness of the higher places. Ghana must go. it’s time for you to go back to your country. it’s unfortunate that the two useless criminals will rot in jail.

    Take heart Vitim.

  2. iron bar

    December 26, 2018 at 10:53 PM

    quick money mentality..they are even lucky applying for job and getting hired.instead of making money genuinely,they craft a strategy to rob and come the yeye shrine no save una..lock them up for a long time and deport them afterwards.

    • Florence Ajibola

      December 27, 2018 at 12:18 PM

      Lock them up and deport them ke? They should let the driver pour some raw acid on them, so to feel the pain.

  3. Fifelomo

    December 26, 2018 at 10:57 PM

    I wish their judgement could be an eye for an eye…..this is mere wickedness from the pit of hell. Who does this and go Scot free?

  4. Fifelomo

    December 26, 2018 at 10:59 PM

    Thank God for his life, get well soon. Another 2nd chance granted unto him, some might not be able to tell the story.

  5. berry blue

    December 27, 2018 at 4:15 AM

    Let it be an eye for an eye, so that they can feel the heat.

  6. berry blue

    December 27, 2018 at 4:15 AM

    Wishing you speedy recovery

  7. uzoma

    December 27, 2018 at 7:26 PM

    I think this is an attack with deadly weapon and the penalty should be the death penalty.

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