A 19-year-old boy, identified as Zakariya Saad, has been arrested by the police in Adamawa State for allegedly killing 17-year-old Muhammed Yahaya.
The incident was made known to journalists by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Suleiman Nguroje, on Wednesday.
According to the police image maker, operatives of the command apprehended Zakariya on Tuesday from his residence in Wuro Hausa, Yola South Local Government Area, on the charge of killing Yahaya.
Nguroje noted that the arrest of Zakariya followed a report received from residents of Damdu Ward of the same Yola South LGA that “a young yet-to-be-identified person was seen lying in a pool of blood with stab wound around his neck.”
The statement added that police operatives removed the injured boy to the hospital, where he was certified dead.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola directs Deputy Commissioner of Police CID to take over investigation and ensure diligent prosecution,” the statement added.
In another development, one person died, and two others sustained injuries in an accident along the Ota-Idiroko road in Ogun State on Wednesday.
The crash occurred around the Iju River bridge at about 07:20 a.m.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed that it involved an Iveco truck with registration number AAA969ZY, a Ford mini truck marked BDG340XZ and an unregistered Man Diesel truck.
Florence Okpe, the FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, said eight male adults were involved, adding that “two persons were injured and one person was killed from the multiple crash, while the remaining five were unhurt.”
Okpe disclosed that the injured victims had been taken to Ota General Hospital for medical attention, while the corpse was deposited at the morgue in Ifo General Hospital.
The suspected cause of the multiple crashes, the FRSC said, was a mechanical deficiency on one of the vehicles.
Meanwhile, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in Ogun, Anthony Uga, had advised motorists to always pay attention to their vehicles and correct any fault detected to avoid road crashes.