A man has been arrested in connection to the lynching of one Mr Fwinbe Thomas, who was killed along Tudun Wada Ring Road, Hwolshe in Jos, Plateau State capital.
The suspect was arrested by the police in Plateau State.
According to a source, some motorcycle riders killed the deceased for allegedly brushing one of their colleagues around Tudun Wada Motor park area of Jos North LGA.
The riders were said to have chased the deceased, calling him a thief and when they eventually caught up with him, they perpetrated the evil act on the man, leading to his death.
According to the source, the riders perpetrated the act around 9pm on that fateful night.
Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the police in the state, DSP Alfred Alabo, said, “The Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Police Command, Okoro Julius Alawari, is miffed with and totally condemns the unlawful killing of one Mr Fwinbe Thomas, who was found lying in a pool of his own blood along Tudun Wada Ring Road, Hwolshe in Jos.
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“Sequel to a report of the incident by a credible informant on 25th September, 2023, at about 22:30 hours, the Police Patrol Team attached to Anglo-Jos Division swiftly rushed to the scene of the cruel incident where they found the victim lying in a pool of his own blood beside a damaged Suzuki Mini Bus with Reg. No: KWK 536 XA, with multiple injuries on his head.
“The victim is suspected to have been cruelly beaten to death by some hoodlums, suspected to be commercial motorcyclists popularly known as ‘Okada riders’ whose operation in Jos/Bukuru metropolis is illegal.
According to him, “Photographs of the victim were taken, the vehicle was towed to the station and the body of the victim was taken to the Plateau Specialist Hospital where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
“The corpse has been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy”, he explained.
“The State Police Command wishes to inform Plateau residents and the public that efforts are on top gear to apprehend the killers of Mr Fwinbe Thomas,” he assured.