Students in Police Net for ‘Killing’ Two in Bauchi Community

Police operatives have arrested Hoomvez Martins Nyelong, 27; Daniel Audu Adamu, 26 students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) for allegedly being behind the death of two bodies deposited at the outskirts of Durum, a community in the neighbourhood of the Gubi Campus of the University. 

Similarly, the police arrested one Maigari Inuwa, 29, who claimed to have graduated from the University of Jos in connection with the crime. All the suspects were alleged to be members of a notorious cult group. 

Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi Command, Ahmad Mohammed Wakil who confirmed the incident to reporters in a statement on Friday said a resident of Durum alerted operatives at C-Division after discovering the bodies separately deposited in the bush in Kuhu, Durum. 

Wakil said Hoomves Martins Nyelong deposited one of the corpses identified as Reheboth Joseph Deshi, 32, adding that the other body could not be immediately identified. 

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“The suspects were seen roaming about around the area, they were arrested and failed to give a satisfactory account of their mission in the area.

“Both the corpses were viewed and no physical injury or mark of violence or strangulation was observed. But the two eyes of the last body recovered were forcefully punctured,” he said. 

He said exhibits recovered at the scene include pieces of razor blades; empty bottles of water; empty bottles of alcohol; empty sachets of water; candles; sticks with blood stains and torn short trousers.

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Wakil noted that while an investigation is still ongoing, efforts have been intensified to burst their enclaves and arrest the remaining accomplice. 


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