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Lagos Car Thief Kills Resident, Arrested

A suspected car thief, John Amaechi, have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command, for allegedly stabbing a resident, Peter Onyeanusi, to death.

The suspect, who was arrested by policemen attached to the Orile Police Division in the state, killed his victim around 7pm on February 2, 2023, on Adeoye Street, in the Aguda area of Surulere, Lagos State.

It was learnt that the suspect stabbed Onyeanusi in the shoulder with a knife after the deceased raised the alarm when he saw Amaechi loosening a car silencer and trying to steal the catalyst.

NIGERIACRIME gathered that Onyeanusi was rushed to a hospital, where he died. The police deposited his corpse in the Infectious Disease Hospital Morgue, Yaba.

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The incident was confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.

He said, “The police received information on February 2, 2023, around 7pm that one John Amaechi, aged 27, allegedly stabbed one Peter Onyeanusu, with a knife on his shoulder when the deceased raised the alarm while the suspect wanted to steal a catalyst at 11B, Adeoye Street, Aguda, Surulere. The deceased was rescued and rushed to a hospital, but he later died.”

Meanwhile, police operatives have swung into action against thugs who damaged the press bus in the convoy of Hajia Lami Fintiri, wife of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State.

In a move announced Sunday evening, the Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande, deployed operatives drawn from the Special Rapid Response Team (SRRT) and other tactical squads to carry out raid on the suspected gangsters who pelted the bus used by newsmen who cover the first lady’s activities.

The attack, said to be politically motivated, occurred in Muchalla, Mubi North Local Government Area, on Saturday.

However, the state Police Public Relations Officer, CP Suleiman Nguroje, said, “The CP has equally directed Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations to lead all Divisional police officers, Operational Commanders and Area Commanders to ensure total domination of the public space and arrest trouble makers.”

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