The Police Command in Delta has detained another suspect in connection with alleged murder of a pepper seller in Ugheli South area of the state.
The acting Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Edafe Bright, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Warri.
Bright said the suspect, identified as Akpoghene Idogo, aged 20, was arrested on Friday in Kwale town by operatives of the Oleh police division.
He said the suspect, who is a shoemaker, had been on the run over the alleged murder of the pepper seller, a 50-year-old mother, Mrs Patience Komore.
“The Divisional Police Officer, Oleh division, SP Paul Oboware, following a tip off on August 6, led a combined team of police, vigilante and some community leaders to Kwale town, where the suspect was arrested.
“The suspect has been on the run after the alleged murder of the pepper seller alongside his friend, Simon, that was earlier arrested,” he said.
The police spokesman said that efforts were ongoing to arrest the suspect, who contracted the alleged murder deal and paid them a sum of N100,000.