Police Arrest

The Nigerian Police, Adamawa Command, has arrested two men over alleged murder and fraud.

The command’s spokesperson, Mr Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed their arrest in a statement issued in Yola on Friday.

Nguroje said one of the suspects, a 31-year-old Mali Bori, was arrested for allegedly firing and killing two men, Emmanuel Shehu and Almond Shehu, both residents of Bori village, Koma District of Jada Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

“The suspect had a dispute with the victims over a farm located at Bori in Jada LGA, which resulted in a fight.

“During the altercation, he used his Dane gun and shot the victims, leading to their unfortunate deaths,” he said.

According to Nguroje, investigations are ongoing to get more information on the matter.

The spokesperson also said the other suspect, 36-year-old Aliyu Yakubu, a resident of Jalingo Daddawa village in Hong LGA, was being held for alleged fraudulent acts and the killing of one Bassey Isah.

He said on June 13, the suspect deceived and dishonestly obtained, by fraud, from the victim three bags of maize under the pretense that he would print and produce Naira notes for him.

“The suspect further demanded and received from the victim a Toyota Starlet car, a motorcycle, and a tricycle, promising to make him rich overnight.

“The suspect then took the victim to a forest, where he brutally struck him with an iron rod and buried him.”

Nguroje said that the suspect volunteered a confessional statement to the allegations and would be charged in court for culpable homicide. (NAN)

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