Police said Friday they have arrested a man over the murder of a taxi driver in Fukuoka Prefecture on Thursday.
According to police, residents in the town of Chikujo discovered 66-year-old Shigeo Ikeda, originally from Kitakyushu, lying on the ground next to his taxi in a residential area at around 12:10 a.m. Emergency services were called and Ikeda was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead.
Police said he had been stabbed in the torso several times. A 20-year-old man standing nearby reportedly told police, "I stabbed the driver and took his money."
The man was taken into custody and charged with theft and murder.© Compiled from news reports