The Borno State Police Command has arrested a 13-year-old boy identified as Abdullahi Sanusi for the alleged murder of a 19-year-old man named Mohammed Abdullahi over refusal to pay for sugarcane.
The police said the victim on Wednesday forcefully took the suspect’s sugarcane without payment and when the former asked for money, Abdullahi started beating him.
The suspect then used the knife, which he was using to cut sugarcane to stab the neck of the victim.
Borno State Commissioner of Police on Friday said the victim died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
“On the same date (19/01/2022) at about 1700hrs, one Abdullahi Sanusi, 13, of the same address used a sharp knife, which he was using to cut sugarcane and stabbed one Mohammed Abdullahi, 19, on his neck at Mallawan in Gidan Dambe area,” the commissioner said.
“As a result, the victim sustained serious injury. He was rushed to UMTH for treatment but later died on the same date.
“The suspect alleged that the deceased forcefully took away his sugar cane and refused to pay and when the suspect demanded his money, the deceased started beating him as a result of which the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife,” he added.
Similarly, Umar also confirmed the arrest of Ahmad Umar Goni, an SS2 student of Elkenemy College of Islamic Theology.
Ahmad was arrested for allegedly using a razor blade to slit the neck of Jubril Sadi Mato, a JSS1 student of the school.
Sit-at-home: Residents scamper for safety in Imo
The Monday sit-at-home order in Owerri, Imo State capital, today took a different diamension as residents and traders out of fear of attack by suspected gunmen scampered for their safety.
The situation brought additional apprehension and anxiety among commercial bus drivers and some citizens of the State who had managed to come out to pick few items in the market for their families even as they quickly abandoned their shoppings and took to their heals.
The rumour of the attack came when some markets such as Eke Ukwu Owerri, Relief Market, and shops amongst others that were opened for business brought to immediate closure of the markets.
The traders in the streets of Owerri, Ekeukwu and its sub- markets deserted their goods and wear while others immediately closed their shops and zoomed off to avoid being attacked.
While a good number of the traders got themselves wounded in the course of running for their safety, others had their goods destroyed.
Effort made to reach the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Michael Abatham as at the time of filing this report failed as his mobile phone line could not go through.
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Alleged Interference: Anambra PDP wants sack of national legal adviser
The Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the sack of the party’s national legal adviser, Ajibade Adeyemi, SAN, over alleged interference.
This is the party warned that aspirants from the state to various political positions are making arrangements for legal actions against the it.
Leaders of the party in the ward, local government and state, including aspirants and stakeholders converged on the party’s secretariat in Awka on Sunday to warn that the action of the aspirants may affect the forthcoming national convention of the party.
The party said the non recognition of the party’s ward and local government chairmen, who emerged from the last congresses in the state may affect the chances of aspirants of the party in the state, hence the protest.
In a communique read by Barr Uche Obiora, Orumba North local government chairman of the party, on behalf of all the ward and LG chairmen, stakeholders and aspirants, the party accused the National Legal Adviser of the party, Ajibade Adeyemi (SAN) of fueling the crisis in the state.
Citing actions, which include compromise, the party said: “There is no iota of doubt that the National Legal Adviser, Ajibade Adeyemi (SAN) is merchandizing the whole interest of elected officers of the PDP and aspirants in Anambra State.
“He has stalled the conduct of the state congress in Anambra, with a view to denying the state the needed number of delegates at the national convention.”
The party in the state further stated that: “Be it known that those about to be excluded from participating in the national convention are already threatening to commence legal action to stop the national convention from taking place.”
The party wondered who was directing the actions of the National Legal Adviser, who they accused of disregarding the state congress of the party, who they said was transparently conducted, and which also elected the officials of the party in the state, local government and ward level.
They prayed the National Chairman of the party and all members of the National Working Committee to suspend the National Legal Adviser for clear and manifest unethical conduct, just as it called on the National Working Committee to exonerate itself from the actions of Adeyemi.
The party also called for the ratification of the ward and local government congresses and affirming it, as has been affirmed by a high court judgment in Anambra State.