A suspected serial killer, identified as Usman Yahaya Muhammad, has been apprehended by men of the Niger State Police Command.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, Muhammed was arrested for allegedly killing a motorcycle rider in the area.
Stating this while parading the suspects in Minna, the PPRO explained that after killing his victim, the suspect abandoned the body and fled with the motorcycle from the scene.
He also noted that the suspect was arrested for culpable homicide.
In an interview, Mohammed confessed to the crime, revealing that he boarded the victim’s motorcycle heading to Eppa village but before reaching the destination, he killed the motorcyclist.
When asked about the motive behind the murder, he simply stated, “I cannot say why I killed him. Something made me do it. After I finished killing him, I went and reported myself to our vigilante leader in my area, who then reported the incident to the police, leading to my arrest.”
“I macheted the Okada rider to death on the neck twice, and he fell. I then took the motorcycle away.”
When asked if he wished to face a similar fate to what he inflicted on his victim, he replied, “No, I want to die the way I killed. I want to live.”
The suspect, who also mentioned that his wedding ceremony was scheduled for Friday, has committed similar crimes eight times in the past.
The police command further disclosed that they recently arrested 38 suspects, seven of whom were charged to court for various offenses, including banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide, among others, in the state.
Meanwhile, Sandaji filling station in Lafia, Nasarawa State, went up in flames, resulting in the loss of properties worth millions of naira.
The incident occurred while a fuel tanker was unloading at the filling station located along Jos road in Lafia.
Eyewitnesses said the fire spread from the filling station and almost affected a portion of the campaign office belonging to David Ombugadu.
There were no lives lost in the incident, but some persons escaped with minor burns and have since been taken to the casualty unit of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia.
Operatives of the Federal Fire Service have since been dispatched to the scene to combat the outbreak and prevent further damages.