A 29 year old commercial driver has been arrested over killing tordue salem vanguard.
Tordue salem vanguard an indigene of Benue State who covers the House of Representatives was missing on October 13, 2021.
The suspect was arrested by the police force after he confessed he hit and ran away the late tordue salem vanguard.
Itoro Clement was arrested on Friday in Abuja as he explained why he couldn’t wait to pick up his victim after he hit him.
Clement, who was driving a 2004 Model Camry, confessed he hit Tordue around 10:00 pm of 13th October 2021.
He said it was an accident he could not avoid around Mabushi area in Abuja but ran away, as the place was stationed to be a popular robbery checkpoint.
Clement Itoro admitted to have knocked down a person around 10:00 pm the same day Tordue Salem went missing, but he didnt know it was him.
He also claimed that he thought he hit someone but didnt know who it was, all he was trying to avoid was not to be attacked by armed robbers and that was why he could not stop.
He then said after moving a clear distance from the incident, he meet some police at the check point, where he explained exactly what happened but he was told to go the Wuse Police Station to report himself, but he refused and went to pack his car and went to bed that night.
“I thought it was an armed robber that I knocked down until the following day when I saw a smashed phone on my windscreen. The phone was not working again so I threw it away.
“The place I knocked this person down, is a criminal place everybody knows that place,” he said.
Tordue salem vanguard body was found on Thursday, November 11, more than a month after he went missing