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FCT: Police exhume corpse of man killed during crisis

The Kuje Police Divisional Headquarters, FCT, on Saturday, exhumed the body of Hussaini Aliyu Takuma, killed at Jeda community in Kuje Area Council of the…

The Kuje Police Divisional Headquarters, FCT, on Saturday, exhumed the body of Hussaini Aliyu Takuma, killed at Jeda community in Kuje Area Council of the nation’s capital.

CSP Umar Abdullahi Sambo, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the command, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said some suspects had been apprehended and investigation was ongoing.

The corpse of the victim was taken to the Kuje General Hospital for proper confirmation before being taken for re-burial.

Sambo said on June 4, a 44-year-old Zakari Hassan Takuma of Area 7 Garki Abuja, came to Kuje Police station and reported that on June 2, his brother, Hussaini Aliyu Takuma, 32, of the same address, visited his farm at Jeda in Kuje but did not return home.

He said on receipt of the complaint, detectives tracked a 20-year-old Umar Mohammed, a worker of the farm and his friend, Ibrahim Yusuf, 18, who were seen at Kabusa on their way to Kano with stolen 36 rams and six goats.

According to him, during an investigation, it was discovered that the animals belonged to the victim.

Adewale Ojele, the Divisional Command Officer 1, (DCO1) said 28-year-old Ephraim Mbaiga, also a worker of the farm, together with all suspects connected to the matter, had been arrested.

Ojele said the case file was handed over to O/C anti-kidnapping, FCT Command, on the directives of the Commissioner of Police.

Meanwhile, Inspector Samuel Ochoche said Usman Sanu, the farm security guard and his wife had absconded from the farm and were still at large.

Ochoche said the body of the victim was exhumed in collaboration with the Federal Fire Service, while further investigation was ongoing and would be communicated to the public. (NAN)