Okomu ‘disowns murdered worker’ as police arrest two suspects

Okomu ‘disowns murdered worker’ as police arrest two suspects


Okomu oil Plc has denied one of its workers, Mr. Matthew Akioyamen who was murdered on December 1, 2020 at the phase two extension farm in the Company in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the State.


The spokesman of Okomu Oil Plc, Mr. Fidelis Olisa on Thursday, sympathized with the family of Mr. Matthew Akioyamen, but, insisted that he was he was not a Staff of the company.

“He worked for the company called Human Asset Centre. We sympathize with his wife for losing her husband. But, we do not work with emotions and sentiments.

“I am aware that his company has been cooperating with the police on the investigation and they even paid for an autopsy, which was supposed to be conducted.

“It is the duty of the police to do a thorough investigation and the police are investigating.

“It is very clear that he (Mr. Matthew Akioyamen) does not work with Okomu. I am aware that the company (Human Asset Centre) is already working on what to do”, he said.

But, Mrs. Osaiyobomwen Uwuigbe Akioyamen, widow of the 38-year-old man, alleged that her husband was a Staff of Okomu Oil Plc.

She appealed to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the Edo State Government to intervene and bring the killers of her late husband who she alleged died in the line of duty, to book.

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The mother of three little children, recalled that: “On December, 1, 2020, my husband called me to wish me happy new month and he told me that he was already in the place to supervise the people he was using to work.

“So, he told me that if he leaves that place, network will disappear from his phone and that he was already closed to the place.

“So, after which, on the 2, my brother-in-law called me that they called me from Okomu that my husband went to work but he did not return to the estate and that they should ask me if he came to Benin.

“I told him that anytime he is coming to Benin, he first of all call me that he is coming even if it weekend.

“And asked besides, he just left today and why will he come back today again because he doesn’t have anything to do in Benin and that they should ask them there.

“He called them again and they were still saying the same thing.

“As about 9am on December 2, 2020, they called me from Okomu that they have found his dead body in the bush where he went to work inside the Okomu yard that he was brutally murdered”, according to her.

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She explainable further that when her brother-in-law’s got to the mortuary, the deceased was able to identify her late husband before his body was deposited in the morgue.

On his part, the Spokesman of the Nigeria police, Edo State Command, SP. Chidi Nwabuzor, said two suspects had been arrested in connection with the alleged murder.

He said the case will be charge to court when investigation is concluded by the police.

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