Police arrest 4 for alleged murder, kidnapping in Niger

The  Niger Police command has arrested two suspects for allegedly killing their wives in Gurara and Mariga local government areas of the state.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammadu Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna.

Abubakar alleged that the one of the suspects murdered his wife by stabbing her on the  chest with a knife  for going out with  her ex-boy  boy friend.

He added that on Dec. 28, 2018, police detectives attached  to Gawu Babangida Division of Gurara Local Government Area,  arrested the  suspect.

“The suspect  confessed to the crime and will be charged to court.”

Similarly, detectives attached to Bangi division in Mariga Local Government Area  arrested another suspect  at Hunyu village for also killing his wife.

“Investigation revealed that the deceased of the same address,  left her matrimonial home over a misunderstanding  and  was allegedly chased by the  husband in a bid to return her but she refused.

“The  husband used  matchete  on the neck of the deceased which resulted to her death.

“The suspect confessed to the crime and will soon be charged to court .”

Also, the police operatives attached to Anti-Kidnapping unit in Bosso Division arrested two suspects at  Sarkin Pawa in Munya Local Government and  Tunga in  Chanchaga area for alleged kidnapping.

He said in December 2018, one Usman Alfa of Beji town  reported at Bosso division that his wife, Habiba Usman,  left home on Dec. 26, 2018 to General Hospital, Minna for medical check up but  never returned.

The police spokesman said Alfa later received an anonymous call demanding for N4 million as ransom before she would be released.

“The gang received N150, 000 before she was set free immediately.

“In the cause of investigation, it was revealed that the victim conspired with the duo and  masterminded her kidnap in order to get money from her husband.

“The sum of  N140,850 was recovered from the  suspects as exhibit. The case is under investigation and will be charged to court after investigation.”

Abubakar appealed to residents to assist the command with intelligence information to pave way for the arrest and prosecution of miscreants in their  midst.



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