Police Parade Homicide, Rustlers Suspects In Yobe
The Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Zannah Ibrahim, paraded the suspects at the Police Headquarters in Damaturu, the state capital in north-east Nigeria.
He said that the suspects lured one Isah Ibrahim into a bush and killed him. “His corpse was found ten days later in a decomposing stage, with two legs amputated, manhood and one eye removed.”
Mr Ibrahim also stated that investigation showed that one of the suspects, who was a friend to the deceased, connived with four others to commit the atrocity.
According to him, further investigation also revealed that three other suspects were frustrating the arrest of the principal culprits.
He said efforts were ongoing for the arrest and prosecution of the principal suspect.
The command paraded four additional suspects who rustle cattle around the north-east states of Yobe, Taraba and Bauchi state.
The Police boss said the syndicates were fond of catting away Cattle, Sheep and Goats, stressing that they had so far shared 345,000 Naira among themselves.
He said the police had recovered six Cows and 19 Sheep from the suspects and that the suspects would soon be charged.
In similar vein, the Police commissioner also paraded a farmer over the killing of a herdsman and injuring three others, whom he claimed led their herds into his farm, destroying his crops.
The farmer, according to the CP trailed the deceased and used his Dane Gun in killing one, leaving others injured. Those injured are are currently receiving treatment at the Sani Abacha Specialists in the capital of Yobe State.
Mr Ibrahim observed that with the receding of the rains, such cases would become rampant and called on the public to desist from taking the laws into their hands as well as to report any case of mischief to the police.
He also noted that the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) across the state were currently enlightening traditional rulers, farmers and herdsmen on the need to live peacefully with one another.