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Crime Updated: April 14, 2024

Adamawa: Hospitalised teenager to be arrested for stabbing friend to death

By Rasheed Olajide Awoniyi
April 14, 2024
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The Adamawa Police Command has announced that it is preparing to arrest an 18-year-old suspect for fatally stabbing his buddy following a fight.

This was confirmed in a statement he shared on Sunday and according to the command, both persons were brought to the hospital following a knife fight, with one being confirmed dead.

The statement reads, “An impatient attitude is regrettable. Usman Umar, 18 years old, is currently admitted to one of our hospitals, receiving treatment, feeling pains with severe injuries on his head.

“Yet, police detectives are standing by to arrest him for the offence of culpable homicide by stabbing and killing his friend Usman Abubakar, 18 years old, who is now in the mortuary due to a minor argument. Stop fighting amongst yourselves and be patient.”

SP Suleiman Nguroje, the command's spokeswoman, stated that the incident is being investigated and that additional information would be available soon.

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"The two actively engaged in a fierce fight, using knives to attack themselves. Police came and transported the two to the hospital, where one was pronounced dead. The command is investigating, more details soon."

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old boy was paraded by the Delta State Police Command on Thursday for faking his kidnap in the Agbor area.

The teenager (name withheld) was paraded alongside 11 other suspects who were arrested for various crimes.

Parading the suspects at the police headquarters in Asaba, the state capital, the state Commissioner of Police, Abaniwonda Olufemi, said that the teenager had already squandered the ransom paid before being arrested.

He said: “On March 20, 2024, the DPO Agbor Division received a complaint on the suspected kidnap of a 17-year-old boy (name withheld) in Okhumera quarter, Agbor-Obi

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“The suspect forwarded a voice note to his sister stating that he had been kidnapped and that the kidnappers were demanding N1m. The DPO swung into action, acting on a technically generated intelligence, and arrested three suspects.

“Investigation revealed that the 17-year-old connived with his friends and faked his kidnapping. Before they were arrested, they had already collected a ransom of N700,000 and had squandered the money. The investigation is ongoing.”

Olufemi, while lamenting the rate of hard drugs in the streets, said that the command is currently working in synergy with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to address the menace in society.

According to him, on April 6, 2024, operatives of Eagle-Net Special Squad, while on routine patrol along Asaba-Agbor Expressway, Isele-Asagba, flagged down a white Toyota Hiace bus driven by one Sunday Eze, 53.

The bus and the driver were subjected to a search, “during which 375 bottles of CSP codeine, 44 bottles of CSC codeine, 120 sachets of tramadol, and 33 sachets of Swinol were recovered from him.”

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