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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested four people in connection with the murder of one Sani Abdullahi in Giri village of Abuja.
In a statement made available to pressmen in Abuja via the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Commissioner Babaji Sunday, stated that “Consequently, the Command’s intelligence and investigative assets attached to the Division were detailed for action, leading to the arrest of the following suspects; Timothy Emmanuel, Joshuar Sunday, Usman Mohammed and Danlami Steven, all male of 24, 21, 20, and 24 years old respectively.
“All effort to conduct an autopsy on the deceased proved abortive as the Relatives Vehemently insisted on retrieving and burying him according to Islamic rites.
“Following the above, The Incidence degenerated into a tensed situation in the area which was immediately greeted with a heavy deployment of Police personnel to the village. Meanwhile, resulting from a concerted effort of the Police, Sister security agencies, and stakeholders in the community, normalcy has been restored, while monitoring and investigation continue in the area”, The statement read.
The Commissioner of Police registered his condolence to the family and friends of the deceased and urged residents to maintain calm as he promised an unalloyed investigation into the case to ensure justice is served.
On the 14th of March, 2022, at about 0030hrs, the Gwagwalada Divisional Police Headquarters received information from a well-meaning resident of Giri village about the attack on Sani Abdullahi, a male of Hausa extraction, who was allegedly hacked severely on his farm on the 13th of March, 2022.
The victim was attacked alongside five (5) others, who sustained various degrees of injuries by four men of the same address and of Bwari extraction.
The victim who was earlier rushed to the Hospital was later confirmed dead by the Doctor on duty on the same day, while three (3) of the other five (5) victims are currently in the hospital responding to treatments.