Missing Vanguard Correspondent Tordue Salem Found Dead

Tordue Salem

…….Police Parade Hit-and-run driver as reporter’s killer

Tordue Salem, the missing Vanguard newspaper reporter, has been found dead in Abuja. 

According to the police Salem’s body deposited in Wuse General Hospital.

Salem, a house of representatives correspondent, was declared missing after he was last seen on October 13.

The police also disclosed that Prince Enyenihi aged 25, has been arrested for attempting to extort the reporter’s family. The suspect reportedly sent text messages to Salem’s wife with a concealed number demanding N100 million as ransom.

The news of the death of the reporter comes about two days after the Senate and the House of Representatives directed security agencies to immediately investigate the whereabouts of the missing journalist.

Police Parade Hit-And-Run Driver For Killing Tordue

Meanwhile the Police said on Friday that the late reporter was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Frank Mba, police spokesman, said Salem was murdered on Mabushi highway in the federal capital territory (FCT).

Itoro Clement, the 29-year-old suspect, was paraded during a briefing at the force headquarters.

Mba stated that Itoro was arrested following an investigation by the force intelligence bureau.

He said after Itoro hit the reporter, “the victim’s phone, an iPhone, fell on the car’s windscreen”.

The police spokesman said the police operatives were able to use the phone to track the suspect to Good Friends Garden where he parks his car.

Itoro said he didn’t stop after hitting down the late reporter because the area is known for criminal activities.

“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.

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