Police parade suspect over death of Vanguard journalist

Suspected hit and run driver, Itoro Clement was paraded on Friday, November 12, 2021. PHOTOS: Sodiq Adelakun

The Police have arrested a commercial driver suspected to be responsible for the death of a Vanguard Journalist, Tordue Salem.

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

The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said that Clement was arrested following an investigation carried out by the Force Intelligence Bureau.

He said Clement who was driving a 2004 Model Camry with number plate BWR 243 BK confessed to having hit Tordue at about 10:00pm on the night of October 13, 2021, around Mabushi area in Abuja but ran away.

Clement Itoro however admitted to have knocked off an unknown pedestrian at about 10:00pm the same day Tordue Salem went missing.

He said that he did not stop to attend to his victim because he was afraid he could get attacked by armed robbers.




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