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  • Updated: April 18, 2024

Police arrest man for cutting Okada rider’s throat, stealing motorcycle

Police arrest man for cutting Okada rider’s throat, steali

Following an incident in Masaka, the Nasarawa State Police Command apprehended Ibrahim Isiaka, a suspected motorbike snatcher.

According to a statement published on Thursday by DSP Ramhan Nansel, the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, and made accessible to journalists, the arrest was carried out by police operatives assigned to the Masaka Division.

According to Nansel, Ibrahim Isiaka, a Riverside resident in Masaka, reportedly planned with another person to rob a commercial motorcyclist.

According to Nansel, the event occurred when Isiaka boarded a commercial motorbike to proceed to Bigmali via Jankanwa Road in Masaka.

However, during the drive, Isiaka allegedly assaulted the biker with a knife, slashing his throat and snatching the motorbike.

“Police operatives swiftly rushed the victim to the hospital, where he was stabilized and responding to treatment.

“A thorough manhunt led to the arrest of the suspect and recovery of the stolen motorcycle, while effort is ongoing to arrest the other suspect at large.”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian police have apprehended a man accused of chopping off his wife's head with a machete before fleeing from Adamawa to Ondo State.

According to authorities, the 40-year-old man, Riba Kwanta, killed his wife, Godiya Akwale, by cutting her neck. The crime was committed on December 3, 2023, in Bode, Shelleng Local Government Area, Adamawa State.

SP Suleiman Nguroje, a spokesperson for the state police command, confirmed his arrest to SaharaReporters on Wednesday.

He said, "He accused his wife of keeping late nights with a female friend; which is why he macheted her neck, leading to her death, locked her up in their bedroom and escaped to Ondo State. He committed the crime on December 3, 2023, in their Bode residence in Shelleng Local Government Area."

Nguroje further stated that the state Police Commissioner, Dankombo Morris, has ordered a quiet inquiry into the case and the prosecution of the culprit.

"The CP equally urged the public to avoid taking the laws into their hands," Nguroje said.

Relatively, twenty-nine suspects were arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court on Wednesday for their involvement and roles in the aborted invasion of the Oyo State Government Secretariat on Saturday, April 13.

The suspects alleged to be agitators were arraigned on a count charge bothering treasonable felony, unlawful society, illegal possession of a firearm, going armed and conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

The offences, according to the Investigative Police Officer, Bakare Rasaq, an Inspector with the State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan are contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Act Code, Cap 38, Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.    

The number is an increase of nine more suspects following the parade of 20 suspects earlier paraded by the Oyo State Police Command, on Monday, April 15th.

The case with charge number Mi/520c/2024 is between the Commissioner of Police vs the 29 suspects.

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