According to a source at the Command Headquarters in Garki, Abuja, the police boss, CP Sunday Babaji has set up a team of homicide investigators to unearth those behind the killing.
The victims were reportedly stabbed to death between 8:00a.m. and 11:00a.m. on Wednesday, December 15. According to reports, the house help was suspected to have poisoned the victims before stabbing them to death.
“It is believed that the house boy poisoned the doctor and his friend, hacked them to death, and stole his SUV, cash, and took off. I heard that he was arrested at the Nigeria-Niger border,” a neighbour had said.
Ibe’s younger sister, Adanna Ibe, was quoted by one Anthony Ogbo, as saying that the slain doctor was scheduled to leave for the United States of America with his friend the day of their murder.
He added that they were stabbed several times in the chest and abdomen, while Ibe’s new car, luggage and some documents were taken away by the assailant.
Obi was reportedly ready to leave for the airport and his sister later called to wish him a safe journey but could not reach him.
After several attempts, she then called the house boy, who claimed that he left Obi at home for an errand. Adanna was said to have become worried and went back home. On reaching home, the gate was locked from the outside with a new padlock. She called the house boy again who told her where to find the new key.
“She got into the house and found the lifeless Obi and his friend in a pool of their own blood. They both have been stabbed several times in the chest and abdomen. She found his five month-old car, travelling luggage and documents all gone,” Ogbo added.
Source:- Guardian Ng
Four Armed Robbery Suspects Caught In Kwara Forest, Arrested
They are Abdullahi Audi, (30), Lawal Audi, (30) Bature Abdullahi (25) and Issa Muhammed.
A statement by the spokesman of the state Civil Defence Corps, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the arrest of the four suspects, alleged that they belong to a robbery gang terrorising and attacking passengers and motorists along Isanlu Isin/Ijara Isin road in Isin Local Government Area of Kwara South Senatorial District.
He said operatives of ” the defence corps in conjunction with the local vigilante group of Nigeria, VGN and local hunters, responded swiftly to a distress a call in the early hours of Monday 17/01/2022, around 0030hours when suspected armed robbers in their large numbers ambushed motorists and passengers travelling inside a Toyota Sienna space car along Isanlu-Isin/Ijara-Isin road and dispossessed them of their valuables.
“The robbers had actually disappeared into the nearby bush by the time we arrived at the scene of the robbery incident but with the help of the vigilante group( VGN) and the local hunters we were able to comb the nearby bush and round up four Fulani/ Bororos men suspected to be members of the robbery gang while a manhunt has commenced to apprehend other members of the gang” Babawale narrated.
The spokesman said profiling and background checks of the suspects have commenced.
He advised people to avoid night travels as most of the criminal activities take place during the night hours.
“The Commandant Makinde Iskil Ayinla also appealed to motorists especially commercial drivers to avoid night travels and report any unusual movement or activities noticed in their neighbourhood to the security agencies” he added.
Family Raises Alarm As Abuja Farmer Is Murdered
According to the family, Muhammad Hassan, who was a farmer was killed by the herders while working on his father’s farm on January 14, 2022.
NaijaOnPoint gathered that the deceased had been having issues with the herders, who settled near his father’s farm, for more than a decade.
The funeral rites of the deceased were conducted, according to Islamic rites in Nyanya.
One of the sons of the deceased, Ibrahim Hassan, said their father had farmed the land since 1984.
He said the herders had attempted to kill their father on different occasions, saying that in 2021, the deceased sustained injuries after a clash.
However, NaijaOnPoint gathered that to prevent the issue from escalating, the leader of Fulani in the area with help from some elders of the community got one of the accused arrested and handed him over to police for investigation.
The relations of the victim called for thorough investigation into the matter to ensure that the assailants are brought to book.
A witness, who is also a friend to the deceased, said he heard a noise but before he reached the scene, they had already killed the victim.
Attempts to hear from the herders were abortive but the police in Karu said they were investigating the matter.