Crime

Bauchi Police arrest two for allegedly murder, attempts to snatch wife in Shira

The Bauchi Police Command has arrested two suspects for the alleged murder of Ibrahim Ahmadu, a 25-year-old man who resisted the attempt to forcefully take his wife away.

The tragic incident took place in Bazai village, Shira Local Government Area of Bauchi State, on October 10, 2023.

The suspects, Auwalu Idk, 20, and Habibu Buba, 20, were returning from a Maulud procession in Bazai village when they encountered Ahmadu and his wife, Amina Sani, by the roadside.

According to a statement by SP Mohammed Wakil, the Police Command’s spokesperson, the suspects resorted to violence, beating Ahmadu on the forehead with sticks when he resisted their attempt to take his wife from him.

Wakil stated that Ahmadu succumbed to internal injuries sustained from the beating and was later pronounced dead by a medical doctor at General Hospital Yana.

He said the case was reported to the Shira Police Division by an anonymous individual.

“On receipt of the report, a team of detectives led by DPO Yana swiftly swung into action, rushed to the scene, and evacuated the victim to General Hospital Yana for medical attention. Later on, he was certified dead by a medical doctor and the suspects were subsequently arrested.

“During interrogation, the defendants freely confessed to having committed the crime. The investigation is still ongoing, after which the suspect will be charged in court upon completion of the investigation,” the statement reads.

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