The man pictured above is the Jumia Delivery guy, Chukwuma Eleje, a father of four, who was murdered by two men and a woman at the Ada-George area in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on 25th of March, 2017 after he delivered goods (2 iPhones and a motor bike) to a customer.
The suspects had murdered him and dumped his body in a soak away pit.
Men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Rivers State on Monday had arrested the three suspects for allegedly conspiring and killing the Jumia agent.
Chukwuma was reported to have responded to an online demand by the suspects to supply mobile phones.
The Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Zaki Ahmed, said it took the cooperation of some residents of the community to nab the suspects.
The Police Commissioner said, “Some residents in the community alerted us when they noticed suspicious movements around the area, that’s how we were able to crack this crime.”
“I always say that those who commit crime live in the community and if we notice any strange movement, we should speak up. See something, say something,” He added.
One of the suspects had claimed he only arrived to see his friend trying to push something that looked like a bag of waste into the pit, said he was a victim of circumstance.
“I just came in and saw him (pointing to his friend by his side) at the extreme packaging something that looked like a black waste and he said to me go inside and wait for me, I’m coming.”
“I also over heard a tenant asking him what he was doing there and when I got inside, I saw blood in the bath and a bag that apparently belonged to the victim.
“Due to my asking questions, he brought out a gun and pointed it at my head that if I say anything to anyone concerning what I have seen, he will wipe out my family,” he said.
Also responding to the question of who killed the delivery agent, the other suspect said: “It was the two of us. He hit the man on the head and he was bleeding; I was shaking when I saw the blood”.
The corpse had been taken to the mortuary and the suspects moved to the base of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.