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 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 about 10:00 pm on the night of 13th October 2021, around Mabushi area in Abuja but ran away.
The driver, during interrogation, said, “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.”
Explaining why he did not wait after the accident; Clement claimed that the area where the incident occurred is notorious for criminal activities.
“The place I knocked this person down, is a criminal place; everybody knows that place,” he said.
Salem’s body was found on Thursday, November 11, more than a month after he went missing.
An indigene of Benue State, Salem covers the House of Representatives and was last seen on October 13, 2021, a situation that led to protest and agitation by Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Abuja
Meanwhile, The Conclave Board of Editors has raised a poser concerning the exact place or location the body of the late Tordue Salem was found.
The Board said this was one of the missing links that needed to be fixed in the jigsaw puzzle that was Salem’s death.
It raised more posers: assuming the body was deposited in the morgue, who deposited it? And how could they have found the body and the killer same day?
Many more posers, more incongruities have become evident in the Tordue Salem death saga.