32 arrested for the murder of a policeman and a businessman in a deadly fight in Niger
The Niger State Police Command arrested 32 people in connection with a scuffle that resulted in the deaths of two people, including a policeman and a businessman, last week in Minna, the capital of the state.
The command’s public relations officer, Wasiu Abiodun, revealed in a statement on Monday that the arrests were made after the fight between the Limawa and Ogbomoso youths.
According to the statement, 14 suspects were arrested at the scene of the incident Friday, while others were arrested Saturday at various locations across the state.
The statement read: “Around 9 a.m. on Friday, reports were received that thugs known as Yan Sara Suka” (beaters) from Ogbomosho and Limawa wards in Minna engaged in a fight in Lagos Street and Unguwar-Daji neighborhoods using machetes, sticks, stones and other weapons.
“14 suspects were arrested at the scene and normality was restored in a follow-up raid around 4 p.m. Saturday, another 18 suspects were arrested in Limawa, Unguwar-Daji, Unguwar-Sarki, Abayi-close and Kongila. “
The PUNCH reported that Ifeanyi Patrick, 39, was stabbed to death during the scuffle while a police officer was also killed in the process.
Wasiu said the command recovered two saw blades, two cutlasses, two scissors, a knife, two catapults, 12 cell phones, two sticks and N77,560 from the suspects, adding that they would be brought to justice as soon as the investigation would be completed.
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