A suspected serial killer has been paraded by the Edo State police force for allegedly killing 38 people. The suspect, Frank Okoeboe, (37), hails from Irua, Esan Central of the state.
The suspect, says the confession was made due to the torture he received during interrogation.
Okoeboe was paraded along with eight other suspect. All for alleged involvement in various crimes.
It was gathered by news reporters that the suspect was arrested with two guns allegedly found on him. Two guns were also found in his place of residence during a raid.
Police say the suspect was a serial killer and had confessed during the course of the investigation. However, during an interview with news journalist, the suspect says the confession was made on duress.
“I was arrested in my area, but I did not kill anybody. But, I confessed to the crime because of serious beating.”
“When they arrested me, I was with two cut-to-size guns. in my area Uneru, we were doing vigilante. I am the vice chairman of the vigilante. The arms are not mine, I was seeing it for someone. When I was arrested, we went to the persons house but he was not around.”
“Before he gave me the guns, he told me he will be traveling abroad. So when he gave me the guns, I said since armed robbers were disturbing our area. I will yell the vigilante chairman so that we can use it ti protect our area. But police arrested me before I could get to him.” Okoeboe said.
Reportedly, he was a former member of a confraternity, ‘Black Axe’ but he says he renounced his membership five years ago.