by Our Correspondent
A 21 year old man has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police Command for cutting off his friend’s wrist with a machete while fighting over a girl.
The suspect, Usman Danladi, was said to have committed the crime at Auta Balefi community, in Karu Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement made available to journalists in Lafia on Monday, September 19th, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the incident occurred at Auta Balefi community, in Karu Local Government Area of the state.
According to the statement, on September 16, 2022, at about 4pm, information was received that one Jibrin Abdullahi, a 25-year-old man who hails from Kaduna State, but a resident of Karu LGA, Nasarawa State was attacked and his wrist, chopped off.
“Upon receipt of the information, police officials attached to Goshen City Division, led by CSP Eunice Ogbadu, swiftly raced to the scene and rushed the victim to the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, for treatment.
“Consequently, intensive manhunt for the perpetrator of the dastardly act was instituted. The effort of the investigators paid off on September 17, 2022, when the prime suspect, one Usman Danladi, a 21-year-old man, also known as ‘Murderer,’ was arrested.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but claimed that the victim earlier assaulted his girlfriend, Aisha, and when he confronted him, a fight ensued and in the process, he attacked the victim with a machete,” the statement said.
Nansel said the Commissioner of Police, Adesina Soyemi, had directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia, for further investigation, after which the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.