The Gombe State Police Command said it has arrested the suspected killer of Professor Simon Ocheme Apakwu, a lecturer with the Federal University of Kashere, Gombe.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Shina Tairu Olukolu, disclosed this to newsmen when he paraded the prime suspect, one Simon Oluche, 25 on Friday at the command’s headquarters.
He said the suspect, who happened to be the driver of the deceased, has allegedly killed late Professor Apakwu and fled with his car, personal belongings and unspecified amount of money.
Olukolu said Oluche was arrested on September 18, 2018 in Jos, Plateau State while attempting to dispose the car he has stolen after killing the 65-year-old late professor.
The police said the suspect was privy to information that the professor was paid some amount of cash by the university, therefore he invited his friends, who helped him plan and execute the crime.
The police commissioner said the police are on the trail to arrest the fleeing accomplices of the prime suspect.
Daily Trust gathered that late Professor Apakwu’s body was found in his pool of blood at his residence on Friday, September 14, 2018.