• Crime - Yobe
  • Updated: June 10, 2023

Local Chief, Sons Arrested By Police For Murder In Yobe

The Yobe State Police Command has arrested a local chief and his two sons for the brutal murder of one Goni Waje in Dako Kangarwa village, Yunusari Local Government Area of the state.

The arrest was made after an investigation into the gruesome crime that occurred on June 7. 

The Command's Spokesman, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Damaturu, the state's capital.

According to Abdulkarim, the suspects were identified as Jalomi, Ciroma and Bulama, all residing in the same village. 

The motive behind the murder was an alleged extramarital affair between Waje and Bulama's wife. 

“According to the eyes witness account, the deceased was matcheted with a cutlass and burned to death by the duo of Alhaji Jalomi and Ciroma.

“As narrated, the incident began as a fight that led to the deceased using a knife to inflict injury on the father of the suspects,” Abdulkarim said.

Meanwhile Bulama, seeking revenge, ordered his sons to pursue Waje. 

Acting on their father's command, Jalomi and Ciroma brutally attacked Waje with a cutlass and subsequently set him on fire. 

“While Bulama was finding ways to treat himself from the wound, he had no option but to involve the police in the process of investigation.

“The victim surfaced as accused, which led to his arrest at the Yunusari Police Division. 

“Subsequently, the perpetrators of the heinous offence reported themselves to the Yunusari Division after the arrest of their father,” he added. 

Following their surrender, the three suspects were transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department for further action. 

Meanwhile, the remains of Waje has been deposited at the Specialists Hospital in Damaturu.

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