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Three suspects arrested over murder of Abuja doctor

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory has arrested three persons over the alleged murder of a medical practitioner, Obisike Ibe, and his friend in Abuja.

The Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT, Babaji Sunday, disclosed this at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said that Ibe, a staff member of Zenith Lab and Kidney Centre, Abuja and his friend, Ezekiel Edoja, both of House D2, 24 Street, Games Village Estate, Abuja, were allegedly murdered by the suspects.

Sunday said that the command had, since the receipt of the information, deposited the corpse at the morgue and embarked on an aggressive manhunt, amidst painstaking investigations.

He said that the perpetrators of the dastardly act also carted away an envelope containing about $1,000, the mobile phone of the doctor, his ATM card and a vehicle.

He said that the ATM card was used to withdraw money to the tune of N2 million from the deceased account on December 13, 2021.

The CP said that the three suspects arrested, upon interrogation, confessed to having plotted and committed the offence.

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16 kidnap victims rescued by security forces in Kaduna

Kaduna State Police Command has rescued 16 victims from the den of kidnappers in the State.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammad Jalige, in a statement, explained that through its Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Buruku, the command received information that some persons were sighted around Masallaci area, along Birnin Gwari road, suspected to be victims of kidnapping.

The statement further explained that, “on the strength of the report, the DPO immediately mobilized personnel on rescue mission to the area.

“On sighting the advancing troops, the hoodlums took to their heels leaving behind sixteen (16) victims whom the operatives successfully rescued, namely: Patience Markus ‘F’, Mercy Musa ‘F’, Gloria Sunday ‘F’, Yunis Sunday ‘M’, Peace Ayuba ‘F’, Grace Sunday ‘F’, Sarafina Sunday ‘F’ and Mechak Musa ‘M’.”

It stated that the victims are residents of Udawa village of Chikun LGA, while “Musa Mudu ‘M’, Joshua Mudu ‘M’, Jummai Musa ‘F’, Alfa Markus ‘M’ are of Gadagi Baggi Village of the same Local Government Area.”

Other victims, according to the statement are “Abdulaziz Shola ‘M’, Tanimu Muhammed ‘M’, Mutari Idris ‘M’ and Sani Musa ‘M’ from Lagos, Kano, Zamfara and Niger States, respectively.”

The statement noted that the success recorded by the Command was not unconnected with the community participation and vigilance, cum prompt reportage to the security agencies.

The Command also acted on a report that a Toyota Corolla vehicle was seen parked in a seemingly suspicious manner at old Tipper Garage, Mando, Kaduna.

The statement stated that the Police Operatives of the Command, attached to Kawo Division, immediately swung into action and recovered the vehicle with Reg. No KSF 674 HD to the station for further investigation and possible arrest of the perpetrators.

It explained that preliminary investigation revealed that the said vehicle was snatched at gunpoint in Zaria metropolis and that effort was on to identify the rightful owner.