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Nasarawa Police Detains Dismissed Soldier over Killing of Wife

By Chuwang Emmanuel in Lafia

Police in Nasarawa state have arrested a dismissed military officer, Abubakar Musa, for alleged murder of his wife, Anita Hauwa Abubakar.

The command’s spokesperson, Ismaila Numan, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday in a statement issued to newsmen in Lafia saying, the suspect committed the offence on July 6, 2009 in Keffi, Nasarawa State.

He explained that on the 8th of February, 2016, the Nigerian Army’s 177 Guards Battalion, Keffi, brought Musa of Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi state, for allegedly killing his wife in 2009.

The statement reads: “The deceased was killed in the barracks and was found in the pool of her blood. That after killing her, the suspect escaped to an unknown destination and was at large for six (6) years, 4 months before he re-appeared and he was arrested and tried by the Nigeria army provost.

“He was subsequently dismissed and handed over to the Nigeria Police for prosecution.”

Similarly, the Police have also apprehended one of the suspected killers of a student of the Nasarawa state University, Keffi, (NSUK) Helen Dangwa, who was killed on 22nd January, 2016.

Police statement said the deceased was badly beaten by two suspected cultists by name Emmanuel Obi and one Ajadi Adewale Odiri, who is now at large and left her in a state of coma.

When she was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi for treatment, doctors confirmed her dead.

“Detectives attached to the division commenced investigation which revealed that on 21st January, 2016 both Emmanuel Obi and Ajadi Adewale Odiri went along with the deceased to the room of one Timi Egbejule of Anguwan Lemu and ordered the said Timi out of the room which she obeyed”.

“Suddenly Timi heard the suspects beating the deceased mercilessly, she entered the room to plead with them but she was threatened and chased away.

The roommate of the deceased, one Rahila Ali, also rushed to plead on behalf of the deceased but they refused and rather continued beating her thereby inflicting serious injuries on her”.

Both suspects arrested are students of Nasarawa State University Keffi, (NSUK).

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