The Gombe State Police Command Tuesday said it had arrested one Ibrahim Saidu, 25, for stabbing a motorcyclist, Saleh Babayo, to death for mistakenly knocking down his dog.
The Commissioner of Police, Ishola Babaita, said at a press briefing in Gombe that Saidu was arrested by operatives from Akko Division where the incident took place.
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“Saidu became aggressive and stabbed Saleh Babayo, which resulted in his untimely death, simply because the victim mistakenly knocked down his dog with his motorcycle.’’
The commissioner explained that Babayo was taken to the General Hospital, Kumo, where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
He added that the suspect had confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to court.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the dog survived the crash and was paraded alongside the suspect at the police command.
Also, Babaita stated that five suspects were arrested for kidnapping while two other suspects were arrested for impersonation and rape.
While stating that items recovered from the suspects as exhibits included one AK 47 with three rounds of 7.62mm of live ammunition and two cutlasses, the commissioner said all suspects would soon be charged to court for prosecution.
He assured the people of the command’s readiness and commitment to combat crimes and criminalities while appealing to them to provide the police with useful information to nip crimes in the bud.
Babaita warned individuals and groups engaging in nefarious activities to stop, adding that the command would leave no stone unturned in combating crimes and criminalities. (NAN)