The Niger State Police Command has arrested two suspects for allegedly k#lling a 4-year-old boy, Hussaini Ibrahim, for [email protected] purposes in Lapai LGA of the state.
The suspects, identified As Mubarak Yunusa, 27, and 43-year-old Emmanuel Okuagba, were arrested on Friday, May 20, 2022.
According to the command’s spokesperson, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the boy was reported missing on Thursday morning, May 19, 2022. However, the following day, information was received that Yunusa was sighted with a strange sack heading towards a stream in the area
“Upon the receipt of this information, Police operatives attached to Lapai Division arrested the said Mubarak Yunusa. During interrogation, he confessed that he dumped a [email protected] body, packaged in a sack at a river within Lapai area. He confessed further that the sack was given to him by his shop landlord, Emannuel Okuagba.
In the course of investigation, Mubarak led a team of Policemen to the river where a [email protected] body of the said missing boy, concealed in a bag was recovered and taken to general hospital Lapai for autopsy.
The second suspect, Emmanuel was equally arrested and the Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command CP Monday Bala Kuryas, fsi ordered for a thorough investigation as the two suspects were transferred to SCID Minna for discreet investigation.
Consequently, angry mob mobilized to Lapai Police Division demanding for the release of the suspects for them to lynch, but as their efforts were futile, the mob stormed the shop and house of the suspects and set them [email protected]”