Bauchi State Police Command has arrested two suspects for the gruesome murder of a commercial motorcycle operator in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, April 21, 2023, said the suspects, Hashimu Adamu, 22, and Anas Muhammed, 23, lured the victim, Muhammad Tukur, to a village where they stabbed him to death and made away with his motorcycle.
According to the PPRO, the decomposed body of the victim was found dumped near a forest at Shinge village four days after he was reported missing by his younger brother.
“On 5/04/2023 at about 0800hrs, one Ibrahim Umar m of Kangere ward, Bauchi LGA came to A Divisional Headquarters and reported his younger brother, one Muhammad Tukur M of the same address an Okada rider (Dan Achaba), missing,” the statement read.
“On receiving the report, particulars of the missing person were obtained and disseminated to the various areas within Bauchi and beyond.
“Subsequently, on 09/04/2023 at about 1600hrs, information was received from Maina-Maji Divisional Headquarters that a decomposed male corpse was sighted at Shinge village forest, Alkaleri LGA which was later identified to be the missing person.
“During the Investigation, it was revealed that one Hashimu Adamu m aged 22yrs of Badaqoshi village Alkaleri LGA, and Anas Muhammed m aged 23yrs of Kangere ward, Bauchi were the last passenger sighted with the Okada rider heading to Badaqoshi village.
“Consequently, detectives attached to the Command swiftly swung into action and arrested the aforesaid passengers for interrogation.
“During the interrogation, the suspects confessed that on 04/04/2023 at about 0800hrs they criminally conspired amongst themselves to lure Muhammad Tukur “okada man” now deceased to take them to Badaqoshi village Alkaleri LGA, on reaching Shinge village, they stabbed him on his abdomen with a sharp knife afterwards slaughter him and abandoned the dead body therein and made away with his Bajaj motorcycle.
“Coroner’s Form C has complied and the dead body has been evacuated to ATBUTH Teaching Hospital Bauchi for examination and has been confirmed dead by the Medical Practitioner,”
“Exhibits recovered from the suspects include; one Boxer Bajaj motorcycle, red in colour.
“Investigation is ongoing after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution. Our will has been tested severally, but our resolve remains unshakable.”
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