A video posted online on Thursday showed Agbaire in handcuffs, crying out to his victim, identified as 51-year-old Lawrence Okoh, a Port Harcourt, Rivers State-based auto parts dealer, as security agents worked to extract the corpse of Okoh in a shallow grave where it was dumped in Warri.
Agbaire said “Lawrence, forgive me o. It was the devil that pushed me into killing you.”
He also begged the police to loosen his handcuffs so that he could beg his victim, but this request was rejected for fear that he might escape.
Agbaire said in the video that his business relationship with Okoh started few years ago when he was working in Lagos and dealing in auto parts.
“He used to bring parts to me which I supplied to companies. We have done business together before that amounted to N4m,” he said.
The relationship continued normally, until August 2, when Okoh reportedly took some auto parts to Lawrence in Warri, Saturday PUNCH learnt.
On the night of August 3, after making the delivery which was worth about N1.6m, Agbaire and an accomplice allegedly paid a visit to the house the deceased stayed in anytime he was in Warri.
While in the house, Agbaire said they smashed a bottle on his victim’s head and he died without putting up much of a fight.
According to him, Okoh could not raise the alarm because he was already weak.
After the murder, Agbaire and his accomplice reportedly dragged the body of the deceased to an uncompleted building beside the house and buried him in a shallow grave.