The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has apprehended four individuals in connection with the lynching and killing of Alhaji Tijani Yakubu from Kabusa village, following allegations of stealing a male organ,leadership report.
The Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), CP Haruna Garba, disclosed this while presenting the suspects on Tuesday. He explained that the arrest transpired after a distress call on October 15, 2023, reporting the mob attack on Yakubu. This attack was fueled by claims that he was responsible for the disappearance of a male organ belonging to one Emmanuel Danladi.
CP Haruna Garba further elaborated that officers from Kabusa Division swiftly intervened to rescue the injured victim. Both the accused and the victim were promptly transported to the hospital for medical evaluation. Regrettably, Yakubu was pronounced dead by the attending physician.
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However, a medical examination confirmed the intact and functional state of Danladi’s male genitalia, debunking the false alarm he had raised about its disappearance. Danladi is currently in custody, along with two others who engaged in the mob action that led to Yakubu’s death. The suspects will soon face legal proceedings in court, as stated by the Commissioner of Police.
Additionally, CP Haruna Garba revealed that on October 22, another distress call was received by the police, indicating that Mathew Michael, also known as “Stress Dm,” was at risk of being lynched by an angry mob at Apo Primary School. Officers from Apo Division rapidly responded, rescuing him. Sadly, a lifeless body of an unidentified male was found at the scene. Preliminary investigations unveiled that Mathew Michael and an elusive and notorious cultist, Ezekiel (surname undisclosed), were involved in the murder of the deceased, triggering the mob’s retaliation.
Furthermore, the Police Commissioner listed other accomplishments of the police force, highlighting a case from October 16. A report from Sunday Clement Idemudo informed the police that his ash-colored Toyota Corolla bearing Registration No: ENU 104 JZ 2023 had been stolen from where it was parked on Michael Opara Way in Wuse Zone 5 after work hours. Promptly, officers from Utako Division took action, tracking and recovering the vehicle at Toll gate, Kaduna State, with the aid of Reconstructive Digital Analysis (Tracking).
Two suspects, Mohammed Yunusa Dibal and Ibrahim Haliru, were apprehended while in possession of the stolen car, and they were cooperating with the police to locate their remaining accomplice, who was still evading capture.