Operatives of the Plateau State Police Command have arrested the suspected killer of Dr Patrick Onumah, a lecturer at the University of Jos (UNIJOS).
The commissioner of police in the state, Mr Isaac Akinmoyede, told journalists that on “4th March, 2020, at about 1800 hours and acting on a credible intelligence, operatives of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) arrested a suspected armed robber named Jude Chinedu of Angwan Rukuba Jos North local government area in connection with the crime.”
He said that the suspect, who specialises in car-snatching and armed robbery, was arrested for the murder of Onumah.
Akinmoyede said during interrogation, the suspect confessed that on 11th January, 2020, at about 2100 hours, he led members of his gang to the victim’s residence at Rock Haven area of Jos North where they shot and killed him.
The suspect allegedly admitted taking away the university don’s Toyota Tundra Jeep valued at N16million and a Samsung A7 phone valued at N120,000.
Chinedu reportedly disclosed that the stolen vehicle was sold to one Abdullahi, who lives in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
The CP said that investigation into the incident had started with a view to arresting all the suspects fingered in the case.
He further explained that February 19, 2020, a distress call was received from a member of the public by the anti-kidnapping unit that a four-man kidnap gang had invaded the residence of one Ladi Gwani of Rayfield, Jos at about 0115 hours and attempted abduct her daughter, Jumima Gwani, aged four years.
He said that the suspects were resisted and fled, adding that men of anti-kidnapping unit in collaboration with “Operation Puff Adder” embarked on the hunt of the hoodlums, which led to the arrest of four suspects.
The exhibits recovered from them included three pairs of pliers, two knives and a machete, the CP said, adding that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was completed.
Similarly, “on March 1, 2020 at about 0021hours in the spirit of community policing, e police operatives in A Division and members of Vigilance Group of Nigeria, Jenta Adamu in Jos North local government area, embarked on a joint patrol and arrested a suspected cultist and drug dealer, David Timothy, with locally made pistol and one live cartridge, wraps of leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and illicit drugs. The CP also paraded four persons for rape and defilement.
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