A 40-year-old, Ibrahim Umar, has been arrested by the police in Bauchi for allegedly killing two casual workers in Gamawa Local Government Area of the state.
According to a statement by the Spokesman of the Command, Mohammed Wakil, the victims were Kabiru Idi, 36, and Bato Ali, 18.
It was gathered that the suspect, who carried out the killing last month, perfected the abduction and killing during one of his business trips to Taranka village in Gamawa Local Government Area.
Wakil, in a statement on Tuesday night, noted that one Adamu Mohammed, however, reported the case at the Gamawa Divisional Police Headquarters on September 10, 2023.
The police spokesman revealed that the command’s investigation exposed Umar to have killed his victims for return purposes.
Furthermore, Wakil told newsmen that the police immediately acted on the information at their disposal to arrest the suspect.
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The statement added that during a search at the suspect’s residence, one rubber gallon containing liquid substances suspected to be Human blood was recovered from the accused residence.
He said, “During interrogation, the suspect confessed to having killed and buried the two casual workers in a shallow grave around the outskirts of the town, consequently, the requisite coroner’s form was filled and the bodies were exhumed from the said grave for discreet Investigation.”
“These bodies were established to be those of the missing persons and are certified death by the medical practitioner.”
Meanwhile, the command has handed over the corpses to the relatives for burial according to their respective religious rites, while Investigation is still in progress to uncover the mystery behind the act.
The statement quoted the Commissioner of Police, Command CP Auwal Musa Muhammad to have condemned the barbaric act
He described the act “as ferocious and inimical to the law governing our dear country and warned Bauchi State indigenes that such acts under his stewardship will not be tolerated.”