Mr Paulinus Akpotobo, and Mr Uchenna Izuakor, a senior officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Onitsha, Anambra State, have been arrested by the Onitsha Police Area Command for allegedly strangling a colleague, Emeka Ojei, to death.
The incident reportedly took place on Thursday evening.
Sources close to FRSC said trouble started when the deceased threatened to write a petition of corrupt practice against Mr Izuakor to FRSC zonal headquarters in Benin City, Edo State, an action that did not go down well with him.
As Ojei was about sending the report, Izuakor who was to be indicted rushed to him pleading for forgiveness. But his plea was said to have fallen on deaf ears.
This led the two officers struggling for the phone with which the deceased wanted to contact the Benin office.
And as the struggle continued, the unit commander summoned Ojei to his office; but the latter refused to comply.
The commander, we learnt, rushed to him and started dragging him to his office with the help of two others.
In the process, one of them reportedly held him by the neck and strangled him to death.
Confirming the incident, the Onitsha Police Area Commander, John Obuagbaka, said “the commander and one other senior officer are helping in the investigation.”