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Police arrest 2 ATBU students, one other over murder of 2 people

The Nigeria Police, Bauchi State Command is currently investigating three suspects for offences of criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide and cultism in a Bauchi community.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that the arrested suspects are Hoomvez Martins Nyelong, 27, (AKA) slin; Daniel Audu Adamu, 26; and Maigari Inuwa, 29, (AKA) Mega Fashion World.

According to the Command PPRO, SP Ahmed Wakili, stated that on 18th February 2024 at about 9:40 AM, a distress call was received at Durum Outstation from one Abubakar Shehu (not real name) 45 years old of Kuhu village via Durum ward Bauchi LGA

He said the informant stated that on the same date at about 0900hrs, he observed the body of a young man yet to be identified lying down in a bush on the outskirts of Kuhu village.

His words: “On receipt of the report, the Patrol Team attached to ‘C’ Division swiftly moved to the scene, the body was evacuated to ATBU Teaching Hospital Bauchi for medical examination, where he was certified dead by a medical Doctor.

“Also, on 19/02/2024 at about 0700hrs, another distress call was received from the same location on another corpse seen in the same area. A patrol team led by the DPO ‘C’ Division drove to the scene for the second time. The area was carefully viewed and footsteps of people were observed, the body was also taken to the same hospital and was certified dead by the medical doctor.”

The PPRO added that both corpses were observed and no physical injury or mark of violence or strangulation was observed, saying that the two eyes of the last body recovered were forcefully punctured, the corpse was also deposited at the same hospital, and no means of identification was found with both corpses.

However, the the police spokesman said that earlier before the information on the second corpse, on the same 18/2/2024 at 1830hrs, the three suspects were seen roaming about around the area.

He noted that when they were arrested, they failed to give a satisfactory account of their mission in the area.

“Two of the suspects are students of ATBU Bauchi while one of them claimed to have graduated from the University of Jos. However, upon investigation, they were suspected to be members of a cult group behind the gruesome killing of the two deceased.

“Exhibits recovered at the scene include:-Pieces of razor blades, Empty bottles of water, Empty bottles of alcohol, Empty sachets of water, Candles, Sticks with blood stains and Torn short trousers.

“Further investigation revealed that the first suspect (Hoomvez Martins Nyelong) was seen in the area where the first corpse was found with two others in the early hours of Sunday, 18/2/2024.

“Also, WhatsApp chats found in his mobile phone revealed that he was the one that dropped off the first corpse whose relatives appeared and identified him to be one Reheboth Joseph Deshi 32 years old of Rafin Zurfi Yelwa area Bauchi,” he further stated.

Ahmed said that an investigation is ongoing to arrest the remaining accomplice of the crime.

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