Police Operatives have arrested two youths for allegedly killing one Muhammad Tukur, an okada rider, and running off with his motorcycle in Bauchi.
The suspects were identified as 22-year-old Hashimu Adamu, and Anas Muhammad, 23 of Kangere ward in Bauchi Local Government Area.
The suspects lured their victim to Badaqosh where they stabbed his abdomen with a sharp knife, then slaughtered him and abandoned the dead body therein.
According to press statement issued on Friday by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil said on April 5, 2023, one Ibrahim Umar of Kangere ward, Bauchi local government reported to police that his younger brother, Muhammad Tukur of the same address an Okada rider was missing.
“On receiving the report, particulars of the missing person were obtained and disseminated to the various areas within Bauchi and beyond.”
He further said, subsequently, on 09/04/2023 information was received from Maina-Maji Divisional Headquarters that a decomposed male corpse was sighted at Shinge village forest, Alkaleri LGA which was later identified to be the missing person.
Investigation revealed that the two suspects were the last passengers sighted with the Okada rider heading to Badaqoshi village.
“Consequently, detectives attached to the Command swiftly swung into action and arrested the aforesaid passengers for interrogation.
“During the interrogation, the suspects confessed that on 04/04/2023 at about 0800hrs they criminally conspired amongst themselves to lure Muhammad Tukur “Okada man” now deceased to take them to Badaqoshi village Alkaleri LGA, on reaching Shinge village, they stabbed him on his abdomen with a sharp knife afterwards slaughter him and abandoned the dead body therein and made away with his Bajaj motorcycle.”
Wakil further said the coroner’s Form C has complied and the dead body has been evacuated to ATBU Teaching Hospital Bauchi for examination and has been confirmed dead by the Medical Practitioner.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include; One (1) Boxer Bajaj Motorcycle red in colour. He said the police investigation is ongoing after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.