The deceased, Mr Chukwuma Eleje, was said to have gone to deliver the phones and a motorcycle when he met his doom. He was meant to deliver the goods to two men and a woman along Ada George Area in Port Harcourt.
The Jumia representative revealed that the delivery man was beaten to a pulp before he was shot dead and dumped in a soakaway pit. The deceased was declared missing on Saturday, March 25; it was then that the police started searching for him and discovered his body in a septic tank within the compound where the delivery was made.
Paul was embittered while giving update about the death of the poor man. Late Eleje was said to have been a good worker. According to the rep, the terrible incident occurred because of the delivery policy used by the brand.
“Instead of them to say they don’t have money for the items, they cornered and killed him.
“I believe they are cult members. Now, before we deliver goods we will get money first.
“If we don’t get paid first, we will not deliver. What caused this nonsense is that we deliver before getting paid. The agent they killed was a good worker.” he stated.
Payment was often done on delivery; to this ugly incident, they have set a new condition for delivering goods as the representative said they would get fully paid before they deliver goods henceforth. The suspects were arrested by the Rivers state Special Anti-Robbery Squad led by Zaki Ahmed, the state commissioner of police.
DSP Nnamdi Omoni, the state police spokesman confirmed the incident and talked about the suspects.
“Operatives of SARS, acting on credible intelligence on Monday, at about 3am arrested three suspects– two males and a female– identified as Sodienye Mbatumukeke, Excel Divine Naabe, and Joy Eluwa.
“These armed robbers ordered smartphones from a certain courier company in Rivers State. Then the company sent the phones through a dispatch rider. On getting there, the hoodlums beat up the dispatch rider and later shot him; he died inside their flat.
“After killing him, they threw his corpse into a septic tank. Our men, who were acting on credible intelligence, arrested the suspects and they showed us where they hid the corpse.”
The body of the deceased has been taken to the mortuary.